Lummis Blasts Proposal to Move Cheyenne’s Mail Processing to Denver

December 16, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) sent a letter to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding the USPS’ review of the Cheyenne Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) and proposal to recategorize the location as a Local Processing Center. The proposal would undoubtedly lead to delays in mail delivery and transfer several USPS jobs.

“Leaving the capitol city of Wyoming without reliable postal service is completely unacceptable,” said Lummis. “Following the closure of the Rock Springs sorting facility, I have experienced firsthand unnecessary delays and interruptions in mail service that resulted from forcing Wyoming mail to be processed in another state. Any attempt by the Biden administration to say this is about fiscal responsibility is laughable given the estimated $2.5-3.3 million saved by the reorganization would pale in comparison to the $4 billion being requested for the new FBI headquarters, $3 billion pledged to the United Nations climate crusade and countless other radical left-wing initiatives that waste Wyoming tax dollars.” 

Click here to read the full letter. 


  • The USPS proposal to move Cheyenne’s Processing and Distribution Center operations to Denver would mean that mail sent from one Wyoming address to another Wyoming address in certain zip codes would have to leave the state before getting delivered.
  • Senator Lummis supported the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 that allocated $40 billion for the USPS to modernize the nation’s postal network, not to reduce service in Wyoming. 
  • The USPS proposal would lead to the loss of at a minimum 7 ‘craft’ jobs at the Cheyenne facility.