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Senators hopeful post office rescue bill will advance

Montana's U. S. senators say they are not happy with the form of a bill now in the Senate to reform the U. S. Postal Service and possibly prevent the closure of 3,700 post offices including 85 in Montana.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press conference by telephone Thursday in advance of an expected vote to bring the reform bill, on which he worked in the Government Affairs Committee on which he serves, to the floor for debate and possible amendments.

"I will tell you, when this bill came out of committee a few months ago, I opposed that original version, " he said. "We still have work to...


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