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, Jan. 9, 2017

115th Congress convenes; Your guide to activism in the 115th Congress; Five immediate threats to federal employees in 2017; State legislatures prepare to begin sessions; Three postal resolutions reintroduced

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Service standards resolution reintroduced in the House

Reps. David McKinley (R-WV), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Don Young (R-AK) Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Richard Nolan (D-MN), David Joyce (R-OH) and Linda Sanchez (D-CA) have reintroduced their resolution to maintain service standards, H.Res. 31.

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115th Congress convenes

On Jan. 3, the House of Representatives and the Senate both convened for the first session of the 115th Congress, and the 535 lawmakers from both chambers were sworn-in.

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Five immediate threats to federal employees in 2017

With Congress and the White House in Republican control, the GOP is preparing to pursue an aggressive agenda against federal employees during the 115th Congress. Fortunately, NALC will be playing a larger role in the Federal-Postal Coalition.

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Legislative Update, Dec. 13, 2016

114th Congress ‘unofficially’ adjourns; Postal reform in the 115th Congress; Congress passes short-term funding thru April; Legislative and political department updates; Secure mail initiative; Medicare ‘hold harmless’ bill

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Postal reform in the 115th Congress

Although the 114th Congress did not take up postal reform before the end of the year, the NALC Legislative & Political Affairs Department is preparing to hit the ground running when lawmakers return to Washington on Jan. 3 to begin the 115th Congress.

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