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Florida State president Roe Herzog, Southern Region VP Tim Ford, Sec Treasurer Chuck Mulidore, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, NAPS President Brian Wagner, SE Area VP Bob Quinlan, Florida State Legislative Director Ann Strickland, and Branch 406 President Bobby Bock at the recent NAPS SE Area Training event in Orlando.
Rep. Peter King
Rep. Karen Bass
Rep. Ken Buck
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Rep. Ed Perlmutter
Rep. Diana DeGette
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Rep. Doug Collins
Rep Mike Coffman
Rep. Ralph Abraham
Sen. Tom Carper
With Aide to Rep. Ann Wagner
Sen. Roy Blunt
Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Rep. Barbara Boxer
Rep. Mark Desauinier office visit
Rep. Raj Krishamoorthi
Rep Vicky Hartzler
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In front of the US Capitol
Rep. John Garamendi
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth
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Rep. Elijah Cummings Fundraiser
On Congressional Visit
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Rep. Raul Griljavla
Rep. Ruben Gallago
Rep. Stephanie Murphy
Rep. Ralph Abraham
2018 NAPS SPAC TOP CONTRIBUTOR
Rep. Robin Kelly
Sen. Ben Sasse
Making LTS SPAC contribution
Rep. Mike Bost
Rep. Barbara Lee
NAPS Legislative & Regulatory Update -- December 12, 2019
The December Update provides information relating to the election of the new chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, the status of legislation to repeal the legal requirement that the USPS prefund retiree health benefits, the introduction of legislation that directs the USPS to develop a strategy to combat the mailing of opioids, and a new proposal to revise the way in which certain postal rates are calculated.
NAPS Testimony Before Senate Postal Committee
In mid-March NAPS Executive Vice President Ivan D. Butts submitted testimony to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee relating to the recommendations offered by the President's Task Force on the U.S. Postal System.
White House FY 2020 Budget Targets Postal and Federal Community (Posted March 12, 2019)
Yesterday, President Donald Trump submitted to Congress his Administration's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget proposal. The financial document included 10-year cuts of $102 billion targeted at active and retired federal-postal workers, and $98 billion directed toward the U.S. Postal Service.
In sum, the President's budget seeks to implement the following:
The President's FY 2020 budget does not specify the proposals that would yield the $98 billion in Postal Service cuts; however, last year's budget included reducing the days of delivery and moving away from door delivery among it proposals.
The release of the President's budget coincided with the NAPS Legislative Training Seminar and Capitol Hill lobbying days, so NAPS' legislative activists stormed the Hill armed with information to challenge the President's budget cuts directed againts NAPS members.
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Schedules Postal Hearing (Posted March 6, 2019)
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) scheduled a hearing on the recommendations of the President's Task Force on the U.S. Postal System for Tuesday, March 12 at 2:30 PM. Testimony will be delivered by Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Margaret Weichert, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions Kipp Kranbuhl, Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Robert Taub, and USPS Board of Governors Member David Williams. We expect the hearing will be livestreamed at the Senate committee website.
Senate Panel Approves Two Nominees to Merit System Protection Board (Posted March 4, 2019)
On February 13, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee approved nomination of Dennis Kirk and Julia Clark to the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB). The full Senate has yet to schedule the nominees for ratification. Currently, the MSPB has no members.
Early Bills in the 116th Congress (Posted Jan. 17, 2019)
Early in the 116th Congress, the House and the Senate introduced a number of postal related bills and resolutions that impact the U.S. Postal Service and NAPS members.
First, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) re-introduced bipartisan legislation from the previous Congress that would provide Merit System Protection Board appeal rights to EAS level postal employee presently not afforded that right. The new bill, H.R. 597, carries the original cosponsorship of Rep. David McKinley (R-WV).
Second, three bills were introduced that would encourage certain aspects of vote-by-mail. Rep. John Sarbanes introduced H.R. 1, broad legislation that aims to increase voter participation in elections, reduce the influence of "big money" in politics, and strengthen the ethical rules for elected leaders. Amongst the bill's provisions is a section to promote vote-by-mail, emphasizing the expansion of "no excuse absentee ballots." Two other bills, S. 26 and H.R. 92, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) respectively, would also encourage states to adopt vote-by-mail elections.
Third, the new chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Service and General Government, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), introduced H.R. 264, legislation to, among other things, fund the Postal Regulatory Commission. The partial government shutdown forced the PRC to suspend operations on January 11, 2019.
Finally, three non-binding House Resolutions were introduced that express the "Sense of the House of Representatives" to either protect a variety of USPS services. H.Res. 23, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), expresses House support for the continuation of door mail delivery to business and residential. H.Res. 33, introduced by Rep. Steve Lynch (D-MA), indicates House opposition to postal privatization. H.Res. 54, introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), indicates House support for the continuation of 6-day mail delivery.
Thus far, comprehensive postal reform legislation has not been introduced.
NAPS is diligently preparing for the upcoming Legistiave Training Seminar (March 10-13) where our members will be advancing legislation that benefit the USPS and NAPS members. Please plan to attend.
Earlier today, December 4, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department released the report for the President’s Task Force on the United States Postal System. The 69-page document lists 25 administrative and legislative recommendations that would impact the Postal Service’s “universal service obligation,” the postal business model, postal operations, postal oversight and employee benefits. NAPS is currently reviewing the Task Force Report.
Correction to Sunday 3/10/19 Events
To restore the financial solvency and improve the governance of the United States Postal Service in order to ensure the efficient and affordable nationwide delivery of mail, and for other purposes.