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The NAPS Legislative Support page ensures that NAPS members have the tools to act on behalf of and to protect the Postal and Fed/Postal communities. We regard the legislative bill-tracking program as an important and unprecedented step to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of NAPS as well as the Fed/Postal Community we partner with by allowing members to become more readily aware of key pieces of legislation that may greatly impact the life and working condition of our members and the federal workforce.
H.R. 1624 was inroduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and David McKinley (R-WV). The bill would provide all EAS-level postal personnel with right to appeal adverse personnel actions to the Merit System Protection Board. Currently, about 7,500 EAS-level employees are denied this right.
H.R. 1623 was introduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Michael Bost (R-IL). The bill would provide for the timely start of pay talks between EAS-level postal employees and the USPS. In addition, the bill would establish a fair and credible process for conducting pay consultations.
H.Res. 114 was introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly D-VA). The non-binding resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. Postal Service should continue 6-day mail delivery.
H.R. 82 was introduced by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL). The bill would repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). The WEP is part of the Social Security statue that reduces Social Security benefits for individuals entitled to such pension plans as the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). The WEP is the part of the Social Security law that reduces Social Security survivor benefits for survivors eligible for such annuities as CSRS.
H.R. 304 was introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA). The bill would create parity between the cost of living adjustment with respect to a Federal Employee System (FERS) annuity and a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) annuity.
H.Res. 109 was introduced by Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL). The non-binding resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. Postal Service should continue residential and business door delivery.
H.Res. 108 was introduced by Rep. Steve Lynch (D-MA). The non-binding resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that U.S. Postal Service employees should be accorded priority status in the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.
H.R. 695 was introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR). The bill would repeal the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service prepay future retiree health costs. During the previous Congress, the House passed an identical bill. The text of H.R. 695 is the House companion to S. 145.
S. 145 was introduced by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT). The bill would repeal the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service prepay future retiree health benefits. The text of S. 145 is the Senate companion to H.R. 695.
H.Res. 47 was introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA). The nonbinding resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress ensure that the U.S. Postal Service is not privatized.
116th Congress -- In an emergency Saturday, August 22 session, the House of Representatives will return to the Capitol to vote on H.R. 8015, the “Delivering for American Act.” Last week, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney introduced the bill, which would require the USPS to restore the levels of service and operations to those that were in effect prior to January 1, 2020. We anticipate H.R. 8015 will be modified prior floor consideration to include among other items, $25 billion in emergency assistance to the USPS. The $25 billion is the amount the Postal Board of Governors unanimously requested earlier this year. NAPS acknowledges that, on Tuesday, the Postmaster General announced he would suspend further implementation of the operational changes proposed over the past two months. Nevertheless, the legislation is necesssary because H.R. 8015 would reverse past actions and put into law key protections to safeguard America’s mail service. In sum, the bill would provide resources to assist in the efficient and timely delivery of mail. Therefore, NAPS urges its members to contact their members of Congress to vote in favor of HR 8015.
In addition, the two congressional committees having jurisdiction over the U.S. Postal Service have scheduled hearings relating to the escalating controversy over the Postal Service’s recent operational and organizational changes. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing will be conducting its hearing on Friday morning, August 21 at 9:00 AM EDT and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform has scheduled its hearing on Monday morning, August 24 at 10:00 AM EDT. At this time the only witness slate for the Senate hearing is Postmaster General Louis DeJoy; the House hearing will feature the Postmaster General and Postal Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan. The hearings are being livestreamed here: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and House Oversight and Reform.
Prior to recessing for the July 4th weekend, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation (S. 4174) to provide the Postal Service with much-needed financial relief to help offset the impact of COVID-19. This assistance will help sustain the agency. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Doug Jones (D-AL) joined Senators Collins and Feinstein as orginal cosponsors.
NAPS Executive Vice President Ivan Butts commented on the bill's introduction: "NAPS applauds and fully supports the introduction of the Postal Service and Emergency Assistance Act by Seantor Susan Collins and Senator Diane Feinstein. This critical, timely legislation speaks directly to the voice of America for the sustainability of the Postal Service as an essential provider of medicines and other goods in today's environment."
S. 4174 provides the USPS with up to $25 billion in COVID-19-related emergency funding, clarifies that the $10 billion loan previously authorized in the CARES Act would be subject to the same conditions extended in previous loans (i.e., no new Treasury Department conditions), and directs the USPS to transmit to Congress a plan to ensure the long-term solvency of the agency.
NAPS requests its members to urge their Senators to support S. 4174, the Collins-Feinstein postal relief bill, and request that Senate Leadership include the bill's provisions in the COVID-19 legislative package currently being crafted.
116th Congress -- Introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) -- legislation would provide funds to invest in national infrastructure. The bill includes $25 billion for the Postal Service to invest in innovative mail processing equipment and new delivery vehicles, including $6 billion ear-marked for "next generation" electric vehicles.
116th Congress -- Introduced by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) -- bipartisan legislation would authorize a $25 billion emergency appropriation to the U.S. Postal Service and prioritize the acquistion of person protective equipment for frontline postal employees.
116th Congress -- Introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) -- legislation responds to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. In part, the legislation would provide $25 billion in emergency appropriations to the U.S. Postal Service. In addition, the bill would eliminate the Treasury Department conditions related to the loan made available in H.R. 748 (signed into law), authorize up to $10,000 in pandemic pay for frontline public and private (including postal supervisors and postmasters), and expand vote-by-mail.