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Fact sheet: Compare postal reform legislation in the House and Senate

Over the past several months, NALC has been educating members about the only postal reform bills currently before the House and Senate: the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714) and the Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency (iPost) Act of 2015) (S. 2051).                   

H.R. 5714 was crafted by leaders on the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee, including Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Gerald Connolly (D-VA) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA). It was marked up in July.

S. 2051 is a product of Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and has yet to be approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

While there are similarities between the two, there are a significant number of differences.

NALC has created a side-by-side comparison, highlighting language that reflects our priority areas within each piece of legislation—including service-related provisions, the retiree health pre-funding burden and workers’ compensation, among others.

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