The Washington Post

The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday announced it would cancel plans to end Saturday mail delivery this summer, saying the new stopgap budget that Congress recently passed would prohibit the move.

Lawmakers disagree about whether the short-term funding plan Congress approved Thursday will require the Postal Service to continue Saturday mail delivery.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) released a joint statement on Monday chiding the postmaster general for not answering their questions after six weeks.

A Washington Post poll shows than more than two-thirds of Maryland residents support the move.

A Pew Research poll found that 54 percent of Americans support the five-day delivery plan, while 32 percent disapprove of it.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Wednesday that the president prefers a comprehensive package of reforms for the Postal Service.

Polling in recent years has shown that the American public generally supports the idea of ending Saturday mail.