Congressman Bruce Braley

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa.

DES MOINES (AP) — Rep. Bruce Braley says he's relieved the U.S. Postal Service will continue Saturday mail delivery.

The Democrat from Waterloo says Iowa residents rely on the post office for dependable mail service. He says the agency must find another way to solve its financial problems without burdening "small towns and rural Americans."

The Postal Service said in February that it planned to switch to five-day-a-week deliveries beginning in August for everything except packages. But Congress barred the move last month when it did not drop language from legislation that keeps the longtime ban on five-day-only delivery.

The Postal Service's governing board said Wednesday that it's not possible for the agency to meet its goals for reduced spending without altering the delivery schedule.

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