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Legislative Updates

Resolutions protecting service reintroduced in House

On May 9, Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA) reintroduced a door delivery resolution (H. Res. 376), which calls on Congress to take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.

The resolution has had consistent bipartisan support in the past and currently has 18 bipartisan cosponsors.

More than 35 million U.S. businesses and households receive mail at their doors six—and sometimes seven—days a week. Receiving mail, including bills, paychecks, medications, ballots and packages at the door is preferred by the public. Continuing this essential service is critical to the economic success of the Postal Service, and NALC encourages all letter carriers to contact their representative to cosponsor H. Res. 376. Click here for NALC’s fact sheet.

Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) reintroduced another service-related resolution on April 6. H. Res. 277 expresses the sense of Congress that the Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore the service standards that were in effect as of July 1, 2012. The resolution has 28 bipartisan cosponsors.

NALC opposes any service reductions and supports resolutions that protect the essential and affordable service that our customers rely on.

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