6-day resolution re-introduced as Congress convenes

The 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and in the House of Representatives, Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) wasted no time in renewing their commitment to preserving six-day mail delivery by quickly introducing H.Res. 12. One of the first pieces of legislation introduced in this session of Congress, H.Res. 12 is […]

NAPS: Carper and Coburn’s last ditch effort to push postal reform bill FAILS

National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) Legislative Update -12.12.14 NAPS: Congress Urges USPS to Complete AMP Study Before Starting Plant Consolidations The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill winding its way through Congress impacts the Postal Service in several ways: — It preserves the longstanding mandate that the USPS deliver mail six days a week. — […]

Omnibus spending bill retains 6-day delivery, but no provision to halt USPS plant closures

Congress was able to come to an agreement on the $1.01 trillion 2015 omnibus spending bill. U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today: “The Appropriations Committees on both sides of the dome, the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee working as a conference committee, have completed […]

NALC: Six-day mail delivery clears major hurdle

July 16, 2014—The full House of Representatives voted Wednesday to preserve six-day mail delivery appropriations language by passing H.R. 5016, the Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill. The base bill was introduced last month without the six-day provision, which has been part of appropriations bills for decades. But following extensive […]

Six-Day Delivery Continues to Be Ground Zero, November elections impact on USPS

eNAPUS Legislative and Political Bulletin Six-Day Delivery Continues to Be Ground Zero It’s no secret that the US Postal Service has a decades-old desire to secure control of delivery frequency. Presently, the six-day delivery mandate is located in annual appropriations bill that, in part, provide postage subsidies to nonprofit mailers, and funds free mail-for-the-blind and […]

Issa Tries to Derail Six-Day Delivery – Again!

July 9, 2014 – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, can’t seem to give up his quest to eliminate Saturday mail delivery. On July 8, upset that the House Appropriations Committee restored protection for six-day delivery to a funding bill, the California Republican tried to employ a parliamentary […]

Editorial: Keeping the USPS alive

Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, has stated that he will cosponsor an amendment to maintain six-day delivery One way to stop the decline of the Postal Service would be to raise the price of postage, though that could result in fewer items being mailed — explaining the massive popularity of the forever stamp since its release […]

NALC: 6-day language makes it into House appropriations bill

June 25, 2014—Language mandating six-day mail delivery—intentionally left out of the draft version of the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government’s Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill—was successfully reinserted into the measure that was approved on Wednesday by a voice vote of the full House Appropriations committee. “This is a clear victory for letter […]

NAPS: House Panel Adds Saturday Delivery Mandate

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday added a rider to a government funding measure mandating that the U.S. Postal Service continue to provide Saturday delivery service. NAPS supports the preservation of Saturday mail delivery. The Serrano-Latham amendment added the six-day mail delivery mandate to the House version of the FY 2015 Financial Services and General […]

Serrano Amendment Passes Restoring Six Day Delivery Requirement

Washington, DC – June 25, 2014 – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano succeeded in restoring language to an annual appropriations bill requiring the United States Postal Service to maintain six day delivery.  The bipartisan amendment, which Congressman Serrano sponsored with Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA), passed and was added to the fiscal year 2015 Financial Services […]