Powerful former chair of federal workforce committee leaves Congress on Friday

By Joe Davidson – June 27, 2017 Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), now the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will leave a legacy when he quits Congress at 10 a.m. Friday, but we might not have his mug to remind us. If incoming Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) does as Chaffetz did,…

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APWU: Postal Reform Legislation Introduced

Web News Article #: 12-2017 02/01/2017 – On January 31, 2017, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756. Currently, the APWU Legislative & Political Department is reviewing the legislation with APWU leadership. “We are encourage by the bipartisan nature of the bill,” said President…

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Postal Service Has a New Role: Unwitting Drug Courier

By Eric Katz – June 3, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service is making it easy for drug traffickers to ship their products into the United States, according to the agency’s top congressional overseer, and lawmakers want to know more about what USPS is doing to stop it. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who chairs the House…

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Top Republican: Federal employees deserve pay raise

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee thinks most federal employees are good workers – and they deserve a pay raise. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wouldn’t say whether he agrees with President Obama’s proposed 1.3 percent pay raise for 2016, but he did say federal employees should not lose ground as…

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New Oversight Chairman Replaces Issa Portrait With Photos of Postal Workers

By Eric Katz – January 16, 2015 The new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has taken steps to distance himself from the panel’s previous leadership. Apparently, Chaffetz meant that not just philosophically, but physically as well. The Republican lawmaker announced this week he would remove a portrait…

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APWU e-Team Report – Jan. 12, 2015 – New Congress Convenes, Postal Committees Take Shape

New Congress Convenes The 114th Congress convened last week, with Republicans assuming full control of the body for the first time in 8 years. In the new Congress, Republicans have expanded their control of the House of Representatives, with 246 Republican representatives, 188 Democrats, and 1 vacancy. New York’s 11th congressional district is currently vacant…

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NALC Legislative Update – November 21, 2014

Committee leadership taking shape for incoming Congress One of the first orders of business for lawmakers returning after the mid-term elections was voting on committee leadership posts for the 114th Congress. Those elections were held on Tuesday. With regard to committees of importance to the NALC, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) will no longer chair the…

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Issa/Farenthold on Postal Service’s Security Breach

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on Postal Service Chairman Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, today released the following statement in response to the United States Postal Service’s announcement that the Chinese purportedly hacked the agency’s data: “This is a serious security breach that has put the personal…

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