Senator Sanders Says ‘No’ to Omnibus Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill that the Senate plans to take up later today: As the Senate prepared to take up a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill, Sen. Bernie Sanders explained why he plans to vote against the measure. “At a […]

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: 6-day mail preserved in spending bill

From the National Association of Letter Carriers: A bipartisan omnibus spending bill released on Jan. 13 retained the language calling for six-day mail delivery service, language that has been part of such bills for more than 30 years. “We are grateful that Congress recognizes the value of Saturday delivery to millions of American businesses that […]