Darrell Issa’s postal embarrassment: Momentum builds for cheap banking option

Though the promising concept of postal banking has frustratingly stalled due to inertia from policymakers, this week things started to move. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, which oversees the Postal Service, previously called postal banking “unacceptable” and a “massive expansion” of government power. But now, the Senate Homeland Security and Government […]

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 […]

NAPS Leg/Reg Update: House Leaders Target Saturday Delivery

House Republican leaders are preparing a proposal to replenish the Highway Trust Fund by scaling back Saturday mail delivery.  The Highway Fund, which is running out of money, provides federal dollars for federal and state highway projects. The so-called “modified Saturday delivery” plan being developed by House GOP leaders, including Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), has […]

NAPS opposes ending Six Day Delivery to replenish Highway Trust Fund

From the National Association of Postal Supervisors The House Republican Leadership, spearheaded by Chairman Issa, has been developing a plan to end six-day delivery and in turn, use the projected cost savings to fund a Shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund. We have attached a statement where NAPS vehemently opposes this proposal. The Highway Trust […]

Issa trying to shift any possible criminal charges from Oakland PO Tree Trimmer to USPS

Issa Looks to Save Tree Trimmer from Criminal Charges after Cutting Limbs for the Oakland, CA Post Office Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Wednesday launched an investigation into the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s attempt to bring criminal changes against a California tree trimmer. In early May, Ernesto Pulido was hired by the U.S. Postal […]

NAPS: Issa “Clusterbox” bill clears House Oversight committee

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today approved cost-savings legislation that would require the Postal Service to convert door delivery at 15 million homes and businesses to lesser expensive delivery options over the next ten years. The approval of the “Secure Delivery for America Act” (HR 4670) came on an 18-13 vote, split along […]

House Committee Passes Controversial Issa Postal Bill

May 21, 2014 – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members passed the latest postal bill offered by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), which would end “door delivery” for 15 million postal customers. The vote, which passed along party lines 18-13, occurred less than 48 hours after it was introduced. “There is no justification for the dramatic cuts in […]

NALC Rolando: Lawmakers should fix what they broke, not break what’s working

May 21, 2014—Statement of Fredric V. Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, following the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s approval of H.R. 4670, the Secure Delivery for America Act of 2014: This irresponsible bill, H.R. 4670, is bad for the American public, bad for businesses, bad for the economy and bad for […]