White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that the president does not have an opinion on the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays. But he added that the Republican-controlled House had not passed legislation designed to help the USPS.

“We put forward a year and a half ago a series of proposals for reform of the postal service that would put it on much more firm financial ground and it passed the Senate," Carney said. "Unfortunately the House failed to take it up. So it would be our preference that that comprehensive package of reforms be implemented for the sake of a stronger future postal service.”