Printers, Mailers Hit Capitol Hill Urging Support for Postal Reform Bill

RESTON, Va. — March 29, 2017 — “The First 100 Days” NPES-Idealliance 2017 Legislative Conference brought a timely and unified message to Capitol Hill, March 22-23, when nearly 50 printing, imaging and mailing industry executives met with 46 congressional offices urging support for postal reform legislation, immediate 100% expensing of capital investment, and other top […]

APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

03/20/2017 – On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate. Recognizing the need to set […]

House may vote on Postal Reform Bill with medicare provisions next month

Postal employee groups, mailers and the Postmaster General declared their support on Tuesday for House postal legislation that would address the declining health of the Postal Service.  The legislation, the Postal Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, received multiple endorsements from key House lawmakers at the hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. […]

NALC Postal reform update: A changed political landscape requires a new strategy

February 11, 2017 – Congress returned to business in January to a transformed capitol city. We have a new president and one-party control of the federal government. Fortunately, postal reform has strong bipartisan support and our goals have not changed. Our strategy, of course, will have to change to reflect the new landscape. This week, […]

NALC: All 4 postal unions approve of postal bill which includes forcing postal retirees into Medicare

2/7/17 NALC President Fredric Rolando was among those called to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the recently introduced postal bill, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). Rolando along with USPS Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Robert Taub, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Director […]

Over 80 Lawmakers Call for Improved Mail Service Protections in Comprehensive Postal Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON D.C. –  A bicameral group of more than 80 legislators from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in calling for adding lasting solutions to improve and protect mail delivery and service in comprehensive U.S. Postal Service reform legislation introduced in the House. In the letter, which was led by Senators Heidi Heitkamp […]

PRC recommends the President and Congress address financial condition of USPS

11/14/2016 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today made its recommendations to the President and Congress to address the volatile financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service. The Commission is required every five years under Section 701 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA) to issue a report that evaluates […]

House Committee Passes Two Postal Reform Bills

The NPMHU applauds Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which on July 12, 2016 passed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714) by a voice vote. “The NPMHU appreciates the hard work done by both parties in moving forward this bi-partisan […]

Postal Regulatory Commission Seeks Public Comment on Report to President and Congress

PRC Seeks Public Comment on Report to the President and Congress: PRC must make recommendations for any legislation or other measures necessary to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the postal laws of the United States 4/14/16 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) called for public input and comment as it prepares […]

Senator Carper Reiterates Need for Congress to Pass Postal Reform

Senator Carper Reiterates Need for Congress to Pass Postal Reform Legislation and Preserve Dependable Service for All Americans 4/11/16 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, reiterated the need for Congress to act and pass much needed postal reform legislation, particularly in […]