Steven Greenhouse:

Fredric V. Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, warned of disaster if partisanship keeps Congress from acting.

“This is about one of America’s oldest institutions,” he said. “It survived the telegraph, it survived the telephone, and we have to do everything we can to preserve it and adapt.”

I would point out that what replaced the telegraph and telephone (I guess he means cellphones) turned out to be far better. So, there’s that.