Saturday mail delivery will continue for the time being, according to a statement from the U.S. Postal Service.
Congress recently passed a funding bill that effectively blocked the U.S. Postal Service from discontinuing Saturday mail delivery, as previously announced.
The discontinuation of mail delivery on Saturdays had been scheduled to take effect on Aug. 5.
"Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the Board will follow the law and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementation of its new delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule," stated the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. "The Board believes that Congress has left it with no choice but to delay this implementation at this time."
The board will continue to support the end of Saturday delivery, according to the statement, and it is also reopening negotiations with labor unions and also is considering a rate increase.