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 […]

NALC President Rolando to testify Tuesday at postal reform hearing

2/6/17 NALC  – NALC President Fredric Rolando is 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). The hearing is set for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. ET, in the Rayburn House Office Building […]

USPS on H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

2/6/17 –USPS News Link – PMG Megan J. Brennan is thanking members of a U.S. House of Representatives committee for introducing a bipartisan bill to reform the Postal Service. The legislation was introduced last week by members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and members […]

Catalog Mailers Back House Oversight Committee’s New Postal Reform Bill

Major Mailing Organization Backs House Oversight Committee’s New Postal Reform Bill; Urges Immediate Passage WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Catalog Mailers Association wholeheartedly endorses the just-released Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, a critical milestone toward resolving the health of our nation’s Postal Service, which drives some 7.5 million jobs and $1.4 trillion […]

House Oversight Committee introduces bipartisan postal reform bill, hearing on USPS scheduled Feb 7

The bill resembles last year’s House bill, but with some differences. The MSPB provision has been modified and simplified, in part to add OIG employees.  This will require a closer look, although this is a moving train, and Chaffetz’ strategy will be to get this bill passed early in this session. Although not yet announced […]

Obama Watchdog in Congress Has New Target in Trump Era: Postal Reform

Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican of Utah and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said that his committee will still poke around in Hillary Clinton’s email issues in the new Congress, pointing out that new ones have emerged just this week for that State Department. “I don’t want this to linger,” he […]