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July 17, 2018
Resolution Opposing Postal Service Privatization Introduced in House
A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a resolution on Monday that would put the House of Representatives on record as opposed to privatizing the United States Postal Service.
The resolution proclaims that "Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and not subject to privatization."
In the meantime, the House resolution serves as resistance to the drumbeat for privatization and calls for the House to take all measures to preserve the Postal Service's status as an "independent establishment of the Federal Government." The resolution recognizes the significant role the Postal Service plays in the nation's economy and the harmful impact that privatization would bear upon consumers and the larger economy. "[P]rivatization of the United States Postal Service would result in higher prices and reduced services ... especially in rural communities," the resolution notes. "[It] would jeopardize the booming e-
The NAPS Legislative Team
January 18, 2019
Early Bills in the 116th Congress
Early in the 116th Congress, the House and the Senate introduced a number of postal related bills and resolutions that impact the U.S. Postal Service and NAPS members.
First, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-
Second, three bills were introduced that would encourage certain aspects of vote-
Third, the new chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Service and General Government, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-
Finally, three non-
Thus far, comprehensive postal reform legislation has not been introduced in either chamber.
President Trump Nominates Individuals to the Postal Board of Governors
On January 16, President Trump sent to the Senate three nominees to fill the seven current vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors. The nominees include Ramon Martinez, Ron Bloom and Calvin Tucker, who were nominated last Congress to fill the same slots, but did receive Senate confirmation. The President also re-
The LTS and Its Vital Role
The NAPS Legislative Training Seminar (LTS) will take place in less than two months (March 10-
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"NAPS Chat" is our weekly podcast that informs NAPS members about the latest legislative and political developments in Washington. Hosted by NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi, the podcast provides NAPS members with brief updates on all that matters to EAS employees and the Postal Service. The 12th episode is posted on the NAPS Website. To listen to NAPS Chat, click here.
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