Washington Daybook: Please, Mr. Postman

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A postal worker loads her delivery vehicle with mail in Huntington Station, New York.

Written with Chelsea Mes

The end of Saturday mail deliveries may be announced today as Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe outlines changes necessary to addresses a $15.9 billion loss in the most recent fiscal year.

The Republicans’ quest to gain a greater share of the Hispanic vote continues today as Ed Gillespie, the former national Republican Party chairman, announces the expansion of a campaign to increase the number of Hispanic state legislators, Bloomberg reported. The initiative begins the same day a Washington Post poll finds support for President Barack Obama’s immigration policies have jumped to 49 percent from just 38 percent six months ago.

The first in a series of hearings on the Federal Housing Administration begins in the House, possibly leading to legislation to overhaul the government’s role in housing finance. The financially-troubled FHA may require a Treasury subsidy for the first time since its inception in the 1930s, Bloomberg reported.

Senate Democrats will weigh a strategy to postpone automatic spending cuts set to take effect March 1 during their retreat in Annapolis. Obama will stop by to offer a pep talk.

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