NAPUS: Senate Poised to Consider Postal Bill
From the National Association of Postmasters of the US (NAPUS)
It appears likely that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will call up S. 1789, the Lieberman-Collins-Carper Brown postal relief bill sometime next week. The only bills that could have supplanted the postal bill’s primacy were bills relating to internet security and reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The internet piracy bill was pulled from the Senate calendar late last week, and there is an agreement on temporary FAA funding.
Last year, the Majority Leader assured Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Ranking GOP Member Susan Collins (R-ME) that the Committee-approved postal bill would be one of the first bills to be considered in 2012. Although there are a number of contentious provisions in S. 1789, it seems that Reid will make good on his promise. For more information on full Senate consideration of S. 1789 and other news, link onto calendar year 2012′s first issue of the eNAPUS Legislative and Political Bulletin.