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Legislative Updates

More congressional committee assignments announced (updated)

The chairman of the House committee with responsibility for the Postal Service, the Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee, is Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). Chaffetz takes over for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who is no longer a member of the OGR Committee. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) continues his service as ranking member.

The following assignments to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are expected to include:

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)
Rep. Rod Bloom (R-IA) Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) Rep. John Mica (R-FL)
Rep. Earl Carter (R-GA) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Rep. Mick Mulraney (R-SC)
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL)
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK)
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Rep. Scott Desjarlais (R-TN) Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)

In the Senate, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) was elected chairman of that chamber’s committee with USPS oversight, the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC). Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) stays on as ranking member.

For more than 30 years, appropriations language has required the Postal Service to deliver the mail six days a week (at least).

In the 114th Congress, the Senate Appropriations Committee is chaired by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) with Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) the ranking member.

(For a full list of assignments to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, refer to the Dec. 19 Legislative Update.)

In the House, the Appropriations Committee is led by Chairman Hal Rodgers (R-KY) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY). Members include:

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)
Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) Rep. Andy Harris (R-NC) Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
Rep. John Carter (R-TX) Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-WA) Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Rep. Henry Cueller (D-TX) Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) Rep. José Serrano (D-NY)
Rep. Charles Dent (R-PA) Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) Rep. Michael Simpson (R-ID)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Rep. Chris Steward (R-UT)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)
Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR)
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) Rep. David Price (D-NC) Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS)
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) Rep. David Young (R-IA)

For the House and Senate subcommittees on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), both chambers are still finalizing their rosters. On the House side, Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) remain as FSGG chairman with Rep. José Serrano (D-NY) staying as ranking member.

NALC will keep you up-to-date on committee assignments as they are announced. Please continue to monitor the Government Affairs web page for news and updates regarding the 114th Congress and NALC’s legislative and political efforts.

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