NAPUS: House Postal Bill Consideration: Not Likely Before the Election

From the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS)

Apparently, the House Republican leadership has thrown in the towel in attempting to bring up H.R. 2309, the Issa-Ross postal bill, prior to the summer recess. (The summer recess extends from August 4 through September 9.)

Depending on who you ask, the following reasons have been offered for deferring action on H.R 2309:

  • The GOP leadership does not believe that the bill has enough support to pass, or remain intact through the amendment process
  • The GOP leadership does not want to reserve prolonged floor time for a controversial bill
  • The GOP  leadership does not deem HR 2309 to be a legislative priority
  • The GOP leadership does not want to subject vulnerable GOP Members of Congress to politically difficult votes only three months prior to the election
  • All of the above.

The political and legislative calendar does not improve in the fall. In September, the House is scheduled to be in session for only eight days, with a stop-gap government spending bill and politically-charged pre-election measures dominating the landscape. There is potential for a postal bill being considered in a post-election lame-duck session; however, the presidential and congressional elections will determine whether such a session will tackle postal legislation in 2012, or delay a bill until 2013. Only time and the general election returns will tell.

8 thoughts on “NAPUS: House Postal Bill Consideration: Not Likely Before the Election

  1. Drink and smoke double now, told doctors to leave me alone, too much stress, postal ?, maybe.

  2. joey votto
    7/15/2012 4:49:30 PM
    VERA and Issa
    So Issa and the GOP are ditching the reform, now we have secrecy from APWU and USPS, even a VER and no incentives is better than no VER, met you and Moe and others, Burke, over the years, marched in DC and other places many times, dedicated people, maybe you can help those of us on the verge who in late 50’s and almost 30 yrs, will be on comp or something as carriers, bad arms , legs etc, help us President Bill Burus, give them both barrels!
    Sad days we have been living through, to end our careers like this is like a slow death.

  3. I agree. Who is surprised by this. I think we need to leave the White House empty and also Congress and the Senate. What the hell do these people do? Lets fire all of them!!

  4. I agree. Who is surprised by this. I think we need to leave the White House empty and also Congress and the Senate. What the hell do these people do? Lets fire all of them

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