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Legislative Update, March 18, 2017

House committee advances two postal reform bills

On March 16, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) and the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 760).

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White House releases FY2018 budget request outline

The White House has released its Fiscal Year 2018 “Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.”

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House to consider repeal, replacement of ACA

The House of Representatives has introduced the American Health Care Reform Act of 2017.

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Social Security Fairness Act reintroduced in House

The Social Security Fairness Act of 2015 would repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) titles of the Social Security Act.

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‘Official time’ bills introduced in House, cleared in committee

Two pieces of legislation regarding the use of official time were introduced and passed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Paid parental leave bills introduced in House and Senate

The Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act has been reintroduced in the House and Senate to provide federal employees up to six weeks of paid leave following the birth, adoption or fostering of a new child. Click here to read more.

Resolutions update:
218 is just around the corner

Now more than ever, it’s important for letter carriers to educate members of Congress on the importance of co-sponsoring NALC’s priority resolutions, especially as the conversation continues on postal reform. These resolutions have seen broad bipartisan support in previous Congresses and our progress toward exceeding 218 co-sponsors of each is on track. In only two months, the numbers are remarkable—but there is more work to do. Keep up the great work!

H.Res. 15 (six-day mail delivery):
—151 co-sponsors
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H.Res. 28 (door delivery):
—194 co-sponsors
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H.Res. 31 (service standards):
—144 co-sponsors
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