Senator McCaskill: We’ve Got to Get Postal Reform Across the Finish Line

Senator discusses need to strengthen postal service with Postmaster General 7/19/17 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill discussed the status of efforts to strengthen and reform the United States Postal Service (USPS) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today with the Postmaster General. McCaskill serves as the Committee’s top-ranking Democrat. “We’ve […]

Another postal reform effort fades away

It’s hardly a surprise to many in Washington’s postal community, but the lawmaker who crafted the House’s bipartisan postal legislation says his bill appears dead. That is what departed House Oversight chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told The Hill newspaper shortly before his resignation from Congress became effective June 30. “You can continue to get frustrated and whine […]

Congressional Research Service summary of Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] Introduced in House (01/31/2017) H.R.756 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 TITLE I–POSTAL SERVICE BENEFITS REFORM This bill requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish a Postal Service Health Benefits Program within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to offer health benefits plans for […]

APWU: Postal Reform Scored by Congressional Budget Office

Reports a Positive Financial Impact of H.R. 756 on Federal Budget 6/02/2017 – Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published its report on Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). It is standard practice for the CBO to “score” pending legislation introduced into Congress in order to report its impact on the federal budget. […]

APWU: Get the Facts – Postal Reform Questions & Answers

04/06/2017 – In order to have a healthy, sustainable, public Postal Service, legislation is necessary to protect postal customers and postal workers from USPS’s current financial crisis. The bi-partisan Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006 largely caused this crisis, sending the Postal Service on a severe downward spiral. The PAEA mandated the Postal […]

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 […]

NARFE disappointed House Committee approved Postal Reform Bill forcing retirees into Medicare

NARFE Disappointed in Committee Action on USPS Reform Legislation 3/16/17 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is deeply disappointed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, without addressing the serious concerns of 76,000 postal retirees who would be […]

Postmasters: House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Approves Postal Reform Bill

3/16/2017 From United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) Earlier today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 756, the Postal Reform Act of 2017, by voice vote. The bipartisan bill would help to stabilize postal finances and ensure its operational viability. H.R. 756 was the subject of UPMA lobbying efforts during the […]

Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill Passes Through Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, with a bipartisan voice vote, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, as amended. Upon approval, the bill’s original cosponsors, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Dennis Ross (R-FL), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Stephen F. […]

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. […]