House of Representatives Defaults! Skips Town Without Taking Up Postal Reform BIll

From eNAPUS Legislative & Political Bulletin Although the U.S. Senate was able to approve a consensus measure to provide fiscal relief to the US Postal Service months ago, the House of Representatives dropped the ball and skipped town without considering postal relief legislation.  Just as troubling is that the House Leadership seems to be confused […]

Senators Call for House Action on Postal Reform

WASHINGTON – Anticipating the imminent default by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on its required pre-payment for future retiree health benefits, the Senate authors of comprehensive postal reform legislation Wednesday urged the House of Representatives to consider its own version of postal reform legislation quickly. Senators Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Tom Carper, D-Del., […]

Printing Industries Urges U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Postal Reform

Press release from the issuing company Responding to media reports that the U.S. House is unlikely to vote on postal reform legislation this summer, Printing Industries of America today warned of the disastrous consequences this delay would pose to the printing and graphic communications industry–and to the overall future viability of the U.S. Postal Service. […]

NALC: Ask Sen. Carper To Take Down His Misleading Petition

As you know, the Senate passed S. 1789 in April over the vigorous objection of the NALC. We believe that the bill offers, at best, a temporary Band-Aid and, at worst, a slow-motion death spiral for the Postal Service. It prioritizes pre-funding and downsizing and fails to offer a viable business model for the future. […]

Congressman Ross: Saving Our Rural Post Offices

Ross Lead Effort to Keep Post Offices Open Washington – As you know, last year the United States Postal Service dramatically increased its attempts to close post offices around the country in order to help save the agency money, primarily those in rural areas. In fact, almost 200 postal facilities here in Arkansas were being […]

Sen. Carper: USPS Has Lost Over $700 Million Since Senate Passed Postal Reform Bill

One Month after Senate Action, Sen. Carper Calls Attention to Deeper Postal Service Losses while House Delays Since the Senate passed a postal reform bill on April 25, the Postal Service has lost over $700 million; House Republican leaders propose delaying until July WASHINGTON – One month after the U.S. Senate passed its comprehensive, bipartisan […]

House to Tackle Postal Bill After July Fourth

From National Association of Postmasters of the US (NAPUS) Today, in a memorandum to Republican Members of Congress, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) indicated that he “will be working” to bring H.R. 2309, the Issa-Ross postal bill, to the floor of the House of Representatives between Independence Day and the August summer recess. The […]

Congressman Issa Having Trouble Getting GOP Support for His Postal Reform Bill

Congressman Darrell Issa and Congressman Dennis Ross has said H.R. 2309 is the only bill that will save the Postal Service. But it looks like no else is buying that story: From National Journal via National Journal: Republican leaders appear unable to muster votes for their preferred version-from House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman […]

NAPS: When Will the House Take Up Postal Reform?

NAPS Leg/Reg Update: 5/10/2012 The plans announced on Wednesday by the Postal Service to keep open thousands of rural post offices has neutralized one of the most controversial provisions in the House postal measure, backed by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and awaiting floor action.  Numerous problems with the House legislation yet remain, and Republican House […]

Sen. Carper: USPS Financial Losses Underscore Urgent Need for House to Act on Postal Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, released the following reaction to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service lost $3.2 billion in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012: “Today’s announcement that the U.S. Postal Service lost $3.2 billion in the second quarter […]