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Senate Appropriations preserves 6 day

In a markup on Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Act. Of particular importance to letter carriers, the committee preserved NALC’s long-standing language preserving six-day mail delivery, following similar preservation of language from the House committee last week (viewable here).

Now that the bill has passed out the full committee, it will await Senate passage along with the other appropriations measures. However, as has been the case in recent years, the appropriations process will likely not be completed in time for the end of the fiscal year, which will result in temporary funding measures before an eventual omnibus package passed.

NALC will monitor the progression of both the House and Senate FSGG bills on their respective chamber floors as well as any actions around an omnibus.