New stamps at center of controversy with first lady
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Postal Service is facing another potential embarrassment.
Congress is now looking into money the Postal Service spent on stamps that may never be sold because of a clash with first lady Michelle Obama.
The USPS came up with the Just Move stamp series, a set of commemorative stamps urging children to become more active.
The post office asked first lady Michelle Obama for her support, but her office objected.
The office was concerned the children on the stamps were not wearing safety gear.
The stamps are now sitting on a printer in New York, waiting to be used.
Congressional leaders want to know why the stamps were printed before the first lady's blessing and how much the project cost.
The post office generally prints 20 million stamps at a time.
It could sell the stamps and risk Obama criticizing them or destroy them at a loss.
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