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

House approves TSP modernization bill

Among other things, the Thrift Savings Plan Modernization Act calls for eliminating restrictions on age-based TSP withdrawals, allowing for active federal employees older than 59-1/2 to make multiple age-based withdrawals while still working.

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Legislative Update, Sept. 10, 2017

Congress' first week back. House subcommittee holds hearing on int'l shipments of drugs through mail. Budget Battle 2017 update. CBO report on possible changes to federal retirement. Whatever happened to postal reform and health care?

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Whatever happened with…health care?

Following House passage legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on May 5,  the bill proceeded to the Senate where many senators deemed it “dead-on-arrival,” opting to write new bill versions instead.

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Whatever happened with…postal reform?

The Postal Reform Act of 2017 (HR 756) and the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2017 (HR 760) remain in limbo, pending additional action in the House of Representatives.

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Staying engaged over Congress’ summer recess

August POSTAL RECORD: Budget deadline. ‘Better’ care? Why you should call your legislators. Activism on parade. Overtime rule update. In the news media. Also: Utah law allows state to provide services through post offices.

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E-Activist Network

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