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Legislative Updates

Legislative Update, July 29, 2017

House adjourns for August recess; Senate remains in session for now

Congress' traditional August recess starts on Monday, July 31. When they are home, many of these legislators will hold town hall meetings and other events, and will meet with their constituents.

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FY2018 budget update

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass a nearly $790 billion “minibus” appropriations package in a 235-192, mostly party-line vote.

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Senate fails to advance ACA repeal-and-replace measures

The Senate voted early Friday morning to reject the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Fed-related bills:

  • Ten House Republicans urge defense of fed retirement benefits. More
  • Senate committee advances official time, TSP bills. More
  • Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act reintroduced. More
  • Action needed: PAGE Act introduced in House. More

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Resolutions update

With 232 co-sponsors on H.Res. 15 (six-day mail delivery) and 240 on H.Res. 28 (door delivery), both measures would almost certainly pass the House if put to a vote. Thank you for your hard work on these resolutions—but we can’t stop now. Congress still needs education from letter carriers on these resolutions, as well as on H.Res. 31 (service standards), which needs more co-sponsors. All of these resolutions have seen broad bipartisan support in previous Congresses, and our progress toward exceeding a majority of voting co-sponsors for each is on track. There’s more work to do—keep it up.

H.Res. 15 (six-day mail delivery):
—232 co-sponsors
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H.Res. 28 (door delivery):
—240 co-sponsors
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H.Res. 31 (service standards):
—197 co-sponsors
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