NRLCA: Republican Members of Senate USPS Oversight Committee Announced

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Republican members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on January 3. After approval by the Senate, Rob Portman (R-OH), Rand Paul (R-KY), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Rick Scott (R-FL), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Josh Hawley (R-MO) will sit on the GOP side…

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UPMA: Senate Approves Budget Resolution Without Benefit Hits

Posted by Bob Levi on 10/19/17 On Thursday evening, October 19, the Senate narrowly passed (51-49) its version of a budget resolution that did not include “reconciliation instructions” targeting postal and federal retirement and health benefits. The Senate GOP leadership elected to take up the House passed budget resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 71, and substitute…

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Senator Carper Statement on USPS Financial Losses in 2016

Press Release – November 16 2016 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reported a net loss of $5.6 billion in fiscal year 2016. This report comes after…

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Sen. Carper Applauds House Committee’s Release of Bipartisan Draft Legislation to Reform USPS

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 WASHINGTON – top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement today applauding the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for releasing a bipartisan discussion draft to make much-needed reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). In September 2015, Senator Carper introduced the bipartisan…

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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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How a Major Postal Overhaul Nearly Made Its Way Into the CRomnibus

Lawmakers attempted a last-minute maneuver to include a major overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service in the spending bill that averted a government shutdown, but several Senate Democrats objected and stymied the effort. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and co-author of a committee-passed bill to restructure…

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