Government affairs

Save America's Postal ServiceNALC’s Department of Legislative and Political Affairs:

  • Engages members of Congress on issues affecting letter carriers and the U.S. Postal Service by lobbying on Capitol Hill
  • Monitors state and federal legislative activities
  • Helps to elect candidates who bring strong voices for letter carriers to Washington, regardless of political party

In addition to NALC’s daily lobbying, our grassroots network of activists helps to advance the policies most important to letter carriers.

  • For more about NALC’s legislative activities, click here.
  • For more about NALC’s political activities and political action committee (PAC), click here.
  • For more information about the Department of Legislative and Political Affairs and how to contact your House and Senate representatives, click here.

Legislative Updates

Legislative Update, June 17, 2017

Gowdy in as Oversight Committee chair; Budget process underway; Congress passes VA accountability and whistleblower bills; Senate committee hearing on STOP Act; Senate committee approves nomination of Vought for OMB; Activists from Pennsylvania in DC

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Budget process underway in Congress

With the Trump administration’s first full budget request for Fiscal Year 2018 out, Congress now turns to its onerous task of pulling together its own budget principles and will decide whether it includes some, all or none of the White House's priorities.

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NALC members from Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill

More than 100 letter carrier activists from Pennsylvania traveled to Washington, DC, June 6 and 7 to educate their members of Congress on issues of importance to letter carriers, including NALC’s priority resolutions.

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Legislative Update, May 26, 2017

Trump’s FY2018 budget; Vote-by-mail measures; Utah USPS bill; NALC members from New York on the Hill; House bill aims to restrict official time at the VA; House passes official time reporting bill; Resolutions update; Congressional schedule

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Senate committee holds hearing on STOP Act

A Senate committee held a hearing on a bill to require merchandise mailed to the U.S. to be subject to Customs review and to require advanced electronic tracking of all packages and large envelopes mailed to the United States.

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E-Activist Network

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