News & updates
September 17, 2020
Today, Sens. Sanders (I-VT) and Gillibrand (D-NY) joined forces to introduce a bill (S.4614) to require the Postal Service to expand its banking services to meet the needs of unbanked or underbanked communities nationwide.
September 15, 2020
Following a complete breakdown in negotiations between the House, Senate and White House over the next relief package, a group of 50 bipartisan House members known as the Problem Solvers Caucus announced a $1.5 trillion framework in the hopes of drawing leadership back to the table to compromise.
September 10, 2020
Today, the Senate once again failed to advance a relief package, demonstrating the lack of ability to provide additional COVID-19 relief to the American people.
August 24, 2020
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) conducted back-to-back hearings Friday and Monday to question Postmaster General Louis DeJoy following several weeks of reported mail service delays.
August 22, 2020
Today, members of the House of Representatives made their way back to Washington on a Saturday during August recess, during a pandemic, to pass the Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015).
August 18, 2020
In response to mounting pressure from the House to negotiate over additional COVID-19 relief, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act
August 13, 2020
Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States.
August 12, 2020
NALC has created a new fact sheet on The 2020 General Election: America Can Count on the U.S. Postal Service.
August 03, 2020
July 31, 2020
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021 H.R. 7617 (116), which provides funding to the majority of the federal government through September 30.
July 30, 2020
Two and a half months after the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or “HEROES” Act (H.R. 6800), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week finally announced an outline of the Senate GOP’s response, a $1 trillion relief package called the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act (HEALS Act).
July 20, 2020
This week, the House and Senate return to Washington this week for a three-week work period where their main agenda item will be negotiating what could be the last Covid-relief package before election day.
July 02, 2020
Today, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the “Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act” (S. 4174) to provide funding to the Postal Service to help offset Covid-related financial losses.
July 02, 2020
Today, the House passed “Moving Forward Act” (H.R. 2), a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that invests in roads, rail, public transit, ports, aviation, energy and water.
July 02, 2020
Senate Democratic caucus introduced a resolution calling on Congress to appropriate funds to cover lost revenues due to Covid-19
June 29, 2020
Rep. James Comer was selected to become Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform
June 26, 2020
The House and Senate were in session most of the week working on a wide range of issues.
Action Needed: Tell Congress to Include Funding for Postal Service in Relief Package
Aug 03, 2020
This week, Congress resumes discussions over the fourth (and likely final) Covid-19 relief package before it departs for August recess and potentially the November election. With only days left to sort out major differences on important issues, it is critical that members of Congress reach agreement on providing relief to the Postal Service.
With the clock ticking, NALC sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to provide $25 billion in financial relief, more favorable loan terms, hazard pay for letter carriers and safeguard critical services provided by USPS during the pandemic. Click here to view the letter.
In May, the House passed its relief package, which included postal relief (click here) but unfortunately, the Senate has yet take any action on a relief package and its unclear as to whether the two chambers will be able to reach a deal. With this stalemate, it is imperative that letter carriers use this week to call and send messages every day to their House and Senate representatives. Tell them not to leave town until they provide relief to the Postal Service.
TAKE ACTION: Most DC offices are open with limited staff so we ask that you make a call and send a message.
NALC CALL TO ACTION
SUPPORT THE USPS IN THE NEXT EMERGENCY STIMULUS
THE NALC MAKES IT EASY
FROM THE NALC APP – GO TO NOTIFICATIONS (TOP RIGHT CORNER)
TAP THE “ACTION NEEDED” NOTICE
AFTER READING - SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND ENTER
YOUR NAME AND ZIP CODE AS PROMPTED
YOU CHOOSE HOW TO SEND IT
YOU MAY ALSO GO TO NALC.ORG ON YOUR CELL PHONE
USE THE DROPDOWN MENU AND CHOOSE
SCROLL DOWN TO NALC LEGISLATIVE ACTIVTIES
TAP ON “CLICK HERE” (IN RED)
SCROLL DOWN TO LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER AND
TAP THE RED DROP-DOWN MENU - CLICK “TAKE ACTION”
SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND ENTER YOUR NAME AND
ZIP CODE AS PROMPTED
(ON THE COMPUTER GO TO GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS,
LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER)
WE RECOMMEND EMAIL AND CALLING