Legislative Affairs Home and Breaking News

The Legislative and Political Affairs Department is our “bullhorn” on Capitol Hill- serving to inform and lobby our lawmakers on issues and legislation of vital importance to NAPS and the Postal Service. The Department’s purpose is to build relationships between NAPS and members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. These relationships are built through regular ongoing dialogues between department staff and lawmakers and their staff and through rigorous financial support courtesy of the Supervisor’s Political Action Committee. This homepage will serve as the hub where you can find all the information you need to be an effective advocate on all Postal issues.

2017 Breaking News

Will Proposed Federal Retirement Cuts Be Passed This Year?

Q and A for federal workers: The debt limit and the TSP

Postal Service looks to autumn for stamp price flexibility, more leadership

Bipartisan Opposition Grows to Cuts in Federal Retirement Benefits

GOP again hits federal retirement in latest budget plan

The Postal Service’s Actions During the 2016 Campaign Season: Implications for the Hatch Act

Bill Introduced to Make Federal Retiree Pensions Subject to Freedom of Information Act. Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) this month introduced the Taxpayer Funded Pension Disclosure Act (HR 3200). If passed, the bill would make the pension information of retired federal employees subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee grants greater flexibility to TSP enrollees. The TSP Modernization Act (s. 873) enables enrollees the ability to make multiple age-based withdrawals after retirement instead of the current one-time withdrawal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee already passed similar legislation.



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Hot Button Topics:

Retiree Health Benefit (RHB) Reform


Improving Postal Operations, Service & Transparency Act of 2015 (iPost/Postal Reform 2015)

NAPS Comments on House Postal Reform Bill

iPost Legislative Header

iPost Act Text

iPost Section by Section Summary 

Postal Reform Legislation Emerges in the Senate: Bruce Moyer, The Postal Supervisor, 9/2015


FY2017 Budget




Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act

NAPS letter to Congressional staff opposing H.R. 1563, The Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act (4-14-15)

Text of Senate companion legislation, S. 303 

114th Congress

NAPS Legislative Issues Brief for the 114th Congress- 2nd Session 

2014 Omnibus

Omnibus Language for Payment into Postal Service Fund (12-12-14)

NAPS Response to Plant Consolidations

NEW- Talking points regarding plant closings for Members of Congress during recess (Updated 11-21-14)

UPDATE- Final Letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers on Preservation of Delivery Standards (New, 9-25-14)

List of Co-Signers to Plant Closing Moratorium Letter (9-5-14)

NAPS Letter supporting One Year Moratorium (8-20-14)

Dear Collegue Regarding Preservation of Delivery Standards (New, 8-19-14)

NAPS Letter to Postal Regulatory Commission Regarding closure of plants (New, 11-24-14)

PRC response to NAPS letter regarding plant closures (12-12-14)


Wounded Warrior Leave Act

NAPS Endorsement of HR 5229, "Wounded Warrior Leave Act" 9/17/2014

Postal Reform

 Discussion Draft of Rep. Issa's Centralized Delivery Bill (Published 5-20-14)

 Discussion Draft of Rep. Issa's Postal Reform Legislation (Published 4-22-14)

 Obama Administration’s FY 2015 Budget Policy Recommendations for the U.S. Postal Service (Published 4-22-14)

S. 1486 Draft Substitute Section by Section Summary (Published 1-24-14)

Text of S. 1486 Substitute Amendment To Be Filed (Published 1-28-14)

 List of Amendments to be offered at markup (Published 1-28-14)

Senators Tom Carper and Tom Coburn, chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs have released their version of Postal Reform Legislation;

To review NAPS' analysis of S. 1486, "The Postal Reform Act of 2013", click here

Chairman Darrell Issa and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings have each issued their own vision of Postal Reform that will be debated in the near future on the floor of the House of Represenatives. The NAPS Legislative Team has reviewed each draft and provided analysis:

To review the NAPS' analysis of Chairman Issa's legislation, chick here;

To review the NAPS' analysis of Ranking Member  Cummings legislation, click here.

NAPS MSPB Legislation

NAPS has been working with Senator Jon Tester of Montana and Congressman Gerry Connolly of Virginia to introduce legisation that expands MSPB protections to all EAS employees. To view the release on this legislation, click here


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