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Legislative Updates

Legislative Update, Sept. 17, 2016

It’s time to beat the drum for door delivery

We need you to make sure your representative stands with us in support of door-to-door delivery as something that is too valuable to consider slashing. Click here to read more.

Congress returns from summer recess with big agenda

Congress is back on Capitol Hill and has a long “to do” list before their next recess begins on Oct. 3. Here is an overview of what we can expect to be put before the House and Senate over the next month. Click here to read more.

Lawmakers working to craft short-term spending bill

House and Senate leaders are hammering out details on a short-term continuing resolution that would extend current funding levels to prevent a government shutdown from happening after Sept. 30. Click here to read more.

Oversight Committee approves several fed bills

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has marked up and approved several bills of interest to federal employees. Click here to read more.

NALC joins UMWA to protect mineworkers’ retirement benefits

On Sept. 8, dozens of NALC members from several states joined thousands of other union members in Washington in solidarity with the United Mine Workers Association, calling on Congress to pass crucial pension and health legislation. Click here to read more.

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Resolution tracker

H.Res. 12 (six-day):
236 co-sponsors
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H.Res. 28 (door delivery):
210 co-sponsors
Fact Sheet


H.Res. 54 (service standards):
236 co-sponsors
Fact Sheet

Compare postal reform legislation in the House and Senate

NALC has been educating members about the only postal reform bills before the House and Senate: H.R. 5714 and S. 2051. Here is a side-by-side comparison, highlighting language that reflects our priority areas within each piece of legislation. Click here to read more.

Letter carriers help preserve SEC’s paper-based tax instructions mailing standard

The SEC reportedly has withdrawn the proposed a rule that, if implemented, would have allowed mutual funds to discontinue the mailing of shareholder reports and other important investment information to investors. Click here to read more.

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