Congressman Lynch Joins in Fight Against Closing of Buffalo Mail Processing Facility

September 27, 2013 Updated Jan 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Congressman Lynch Joins in Fight Against Closing of Buffalo Mail Processing Facility

September 27, 2013 Updated Jan 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM EDT

(WKBW release) Massachusetts Congressman Stephen F. Lynch is joining New York Congressman Brian Higgins in asking the U.S. Postmaster General to remove the Buffalo Mail Processing facility from the list of those slated for closure.

Congressman Lynch is a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where he serves as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy. 

“Congressman Lynch understands the struggles of hard-working communities and the devastating economic impact closing the Buffalo facility would have on families and businesses in Western New York,” Higgins said in a news release issued Thursday. “We are thankful to add the Congressman’s name to the hundreds of others locally who are fighting to keep the William Street plant open.” 

“The Buffalo Processing and Distribution Center plays a key role in western New York’s economy and its closure could have serious economic ramifications for the entire region,” Lynch said in the news release. “Based on the U.S. Postal Service’s own criteria for closing facilities, it makes no sense that the Buffalo facility should be closed.  I join with my colleague, Congressman Brian Higgins, in asking that it be removed from consideration for closure.”