How a Major Postal Overhaul Nearly Made Its Way Into the CRomnibus

12.16.14 Senator Carper’s office disputes story that he tried to attach U.S. Postal Service overhaul to budget bill But what is most interesting – from this account in GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE magazine on line – is for all Carper’s talk about the need to compromise, the senator resisted compromise on his own vision for USPS, and […]

NAPS: Carper and Coburn’s last ditch effort to push postal reform bill FAILS

National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) Legislative Update -12.12.14 NAPS: Congress Urges USPS to Complete AMP Study Before Starting Plant Consolidations The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill winding its way through Congress impacts the Postal Service in several ways: — It preserves the longstanding mandate that the USPS deliver mail six days a week. — […]

Carper, Coburn Call on Senate Appropriations Committee to Oppose Proposed Moratorium; Support Comprehensive Postal Reform

Sep 08 2014 – WASHINGTON – Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee late Friday to caution the Members about implementing a moratorium on postal facility closures and urge support for the bipartisan, comprehensive the Postal Reform […]

Senators Carper, Coburn React to USPS Second Quarter Losses

WASHINGTON – Today, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released the following reactions to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service lost $1.9 billion in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014: “Unfortunately, today’s announcement that the Postal Service lost $1.9 billion in the second […]

Senate Committee Approves S. 1486 for Floor Action

After a 35 minute delay due to late senator arrivals from the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees amended it ways through S. 1486, culminating in approval by bipartisan 9-1 majority. (There were 6 proxies cast and proxies are only listed as part of the committee record.)  On final […]

Senate committee reports out S. 1486, 9 to 1

Feb. 6, 2014—The Senate committee with Postal Service oversight, the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, finished on Feb. 6 its mark-up of the modified Carper-Coburn postal bill, S. 1486, and approved the measure by a vote of 9 to 1. As written, S. 1486 would facilitate the end of door delivery and the elimination of […]

NAPUS: Postal Markup Interruptus

Earlier today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee began its markup of S. 1486 – but recessed after about 2-and-a-half hours. The committee markup can be reconvened at the “call of the chair”. At the outset, the committee adopted the “Carper-Coburn Managers’ Amendment” in place of the original bill. Subsequently, the committee considered […]

Senate markup of Carper-Coburn Postal Reform Bill S.1486 to be continued

NALC tweets on the Senate markup session for Carper-Coburn Postal Reform Bill S.1486 Noted! RT @SenateHSGAC @SenatorCarper recesses #postal mark up after consideration of 11 amendments. Date of part 2 TBD Two quick technical amendments from @SenatorBegich passed easily. The committee has recessed for a lunch break. #S1486Markup Sen @jontester’s amendment to strike FECA language […]

Some provisions of Amended “Carper-Coburn Postal Bill” will greatly impact Postal Workers

S.1486 Postal Reform Act of 2014 Amended “Carper/Coburn Bill” Late last Friday evening and just before the holiday weekend a summary of the amended version of the Carper-Coburn Bill was released. There are several items in this discussion draft that greatly impacts our current, future and retired members. While things are moving very fast the […]