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We are essential. The Postal Service provides a vital public service, is a part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and was created by an act of Congress.

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The statute that created the Postal Service begins with the following sentence: “The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by an Act of Congress, and supported by the people.” 39 U.S.C. §101(a).