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December 19, 2019

House and Senate Approve Funding Deal Before Holiday Recess The House and Senate agreed to two spending packages

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House passes USMCA to replace NAFTA

The House voted to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Trade Agreement

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Lawmakers not seeking re-election: ongoing list

List of lawmakers in the House and Senate announcing their retirements

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December 13, 2019

Amidst a busy week, bipartisan agreements on major legislation appear close.

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December 06, 2019

Week in Review (December 2-6)

Lawmakers returned to a very busy schedule ahead of the December recess

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December 05, 2019

Bipartisan legislation would require Social Security statements to be mailed

The Know Your Social Security Act was introduced in both houses of Congress

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PRC publishes revised notice of proposed rulemaking

In early December, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued a revised proposed rule making for the system that regulates the rates and classes of the Postal
Service’s Market Dominant products.

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Duncan confirmed for second term to USPS Board of Governors

US Senate confirmed Robert M. Duncan to be a Governor of the USPS

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December 04, 2019

House & Senate Release Calendar for Second Session of 116th Congress

Congress released its 2020 draft calendar for the second session of the 116th Congress

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Bill introduced to curb shipping of opioids through the mail

The U.S. Postal Service Opioid & Illicit Drug Strategy Act was introduced in the Senate

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December 03, 2019

Senate Introduces Companion Repeal Bill, House Bill Reaches Critical Mass

The USPS Fairness Act (S. 2965) was introduced today

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November 22, 2019

Week in review (November 18-22)

As lawmakers head back today to their various districts and states, they leave behind a busy week of securing funding for the government through December 20, electing
a new chair of a
committee key to NALC’s priorities, and advancing legislation and proposals to help working people.

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November 21, 2019

House passes workplace violence prevention legislation

Today, the House voted 251-158 to pass the Workplace Violence Prevention for Heath Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309).

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Government funding secure through December 20

Following the House and Senate passage of a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 20, the President signed the CR into law this evening
thereby averting a third government shutdown under his presidency.

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November 20, 2019

Maloney Elected Chair of House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Today, the House Democratic Caucus voted to elect Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) as the new chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

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Senate Republicans introduce multiemployer pension proposal

Today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Lamar Alexander
(R-TN) introduced a proposal “to avert the collapse of critically underfunded” union pension plans.

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November 08, 2019

Week in review (November 4-8)

While the House has been back home in their respective districts, the Senate remained in Washington this week.

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November 06, 2019

Senate Budget Committee approves budget process overhaul bill

Today, the Senate Budget Committee advanced the Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act (S. 2765) in a 15-6 vote, which saw four committee Democrats join all 11
Republicans in support of the measure.

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Bill to cut back on federal reports advances Senate committee

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs (HSGAC) advanced the Congressional Reporting Burden Reduction Act (S. 2769)
via voice vote.

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November 01, 2019

Week in review (October 28-November 1)

This week brought our 2019 NALC Heroes to Capitol Hill to be congratulated personally by their Members of Congress and Senators

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October 31, 2019

Senate passes first FY2020 appropriations package

The Senate passed H.R. 3055

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October 30, 2019

Letter Carrier Heroes head to the Hill

NALC Heroes were honored by NALC President Fredric Rolando at a special luncheon in Washington DC and met with their respective Congressmen on Capitol Hill

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October 25, 2019

Week in review (October 21-25)

Congress remained in session this week with legislative business pausing following the death of House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

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October 23, 2019

DOL’s proposed rule would shift workers to paperless retirement disclosures

Department of Labor has proposed a new rule to shift all retirement plan disclosures away from the current paper system to one where it is all posted online

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October 22, 2019

Resolution introduced to honor the lives of two postal workers

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced a resolution honoring the late Joseph Curseen, Jr. and Thomas Morris, Jr.

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October 04, 2019

Week in Review September 30-October 4

Lawmakers are back home in their respective districts and states until October 15

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September 27, 2019

New legislation introduced to address Windfall Elimination Provision

House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman introduced the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act

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Week in Review September 23-27

An impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has begun while work continues on appropriations for FY2020.

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September 24, 2019

Speaker of the House announces impeachment inquiry of the President

Today, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

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September 20, 2019

Week in Review September 16-20

Since they returned from August Recess, lawmakers’ first priority has been to finalize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 (FY2020) ahead of the end of the fiscal year on
September 30.

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NALC opposes efforts to withdraw United States from the UPU

Ahead of the third Extraordinary Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in Geneva on September 24-25, there have been suggestions from the White House that it
could pull the United States from the organization if the treaty does not meet the demands of the Trump Administration.

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September 19, 2019

House passes CR to fund government through November 21

The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (CR) today to provide temporary funding for the government until November 21, 2019 while negotiations
around long-term appropriations for fiscal year 2020 (FY2020) continue.

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August 02, 2019

Two-year government spending and debt ceiling deal signed into law

Spending caps and debt limit deal (H.R. 3877) has been signed into law

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August 01, 2019

Postal nominees to PRC and BOG confirmed

Senate approved a series of nominations to the Postal Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors

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July 30, 2019

Bill introduced to increase screening of international mail and packages

Today, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Screening All Fentanyl-Enhanced Mail Act or “SAFE Mail Act” (H.R. 4102/S. 2323) in the
House and Senate respectively.

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July 26, 2019

Week in Review July 22-26

While the Senate remains in DC for one more week, the House is now on August Recess, which means they’re back in their respective districts for both vacation and
home work periods.

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July 25, 2019

House passes bipartisan two-year debt ceiling extension and budget deal

A spending caps and debt limit deal was reached

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July 24, 2019

House passes Butch Lewis Act to fix multiemployer pension plans

House of Representatives passed H.R. 397

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Senate committee advances nominees to PRC and BOG

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a business meeting to vote on a series of bills and nominations

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July 19, 2019

NALC Call to Action: Tell Your House Rep to Cosponsor H.R. 2382

Letter carriers are joining together to contact their House Representatives

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Week in review (July 15-19)

Lawmakers were on Capitol Hill working through a variety of different issues

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Scheduling an in-district meeting with your Member of Congress

Consistent communication with a district/local office is the best way to build relationships

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July 18, 2019

House votes overwhelmingly to repeal ‘Cadillac Tax’

House of Representatives voted 419-6 to repeal the ‘Cadillac tax’

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House passes bill to raise minimum wage to $15/hr over six years

House of Representatives voted 231-199 to pass H.R. 582

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July 16, 2019

Senate committee holds hearing on PRC nominees

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Subcommittee held a hearing on five nominees

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July 12, 2019

Week in review (July 8-12)

Congress found themselves back on Capitol Hill this week, returning to the same budget stalemate they left for the 4th of July district work period.

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July 10, 2019

Bill introduced to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illnesses

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) along with 21 Democratic colleagues introduced the Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act of 2019

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June 28, 2019

Week in Review (June 24-28)

The House and Senate were in session this week with the House passing more spending bills for FY 2020, while the Senate passed a $4.6 billion border funding bill to
address the humanitarian crisis to the south

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June 27, 2019

Bill reintroduced to expand non-postal products and services

Today, freshman Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) introduced H.R. 3577.

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“Keep Mail Safe Act” introduced to combat mail theft

Today, Rep. Grace Meng (R-NY) introduced the Keep Mail Safe Act (H.R. 3579).

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House approves FY20 FSGG appropriations bill

The House of Representatives approved the $24.6 billion fiscal year 2020 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill

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June 26, 2019

House Ways and Means marks up Medicare bill with mailing provision

House Ways and Means Committee held a business meeting today to mark up the bipartisan Beneficiary Education Tools Telehealth Extender Reauthorization (BETTER)
Act of 2019

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June 19, 2019

“MERIT” Act reintroduced to remove workplace due process rights

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) reintroduced the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation (MERIT) Act

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Senate committee advances BOG nomination of John Barger

HSGAC advanced the nomination of John McLeod Barger of California

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June 14, 2019

Three House resolutions and one Senate resolution reach majorities, but more work is needed

A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives has now cosponsored House Resolution 23, which expresses the sense that the U.S. Postal Service should take all
appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.

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June 12, 2019

Week in Review (June 10-14)

Lawmakers were in town and working on Capitol Hill this week

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June 07, 2019

Week in Review (June 3-7)

Following Memorial Day recess, lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill from their respective states and districts to continue work on fiscal year 2020 appropriations, to send
the $19.1 billion disaster relief bill to the White House where it was signed into law, and for the House to pass legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for
the ‘Dreamers’ before it promptly died in the Senate following a statement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

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June 04, 2019

Senate resolution opposing USPS privatization reaches majority of support

A bipartisan majority of the Senate has cosponsored Senate Resolution 99 (S. Res. 99), calling on Congress to take all appropriate measures to ensure that the Postal
Service remain an independent agency of the federal government and not be subject to privatization, in whole or in part.

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President signals intent to nominate Ashley Poling to Postal Regulatory Commission

Today, the President announced his intent to nominate Ashley Poling to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for the remainder of a six-year
term expiring November 22, 2024.

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June 03, 2019

House Appropriations subcommittee approves FY20 FSGG bill

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) today approved by voice vote its fiscal year (FY) 2020 bill.

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Legislative Updates

2020 NDAA signed into law, expanding federal worker benefits

Dec 20, 2019

Following months of negotiation and passage in both chambers with strong bipartisan support, the President has signed the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization
Act (H.R. 2500/S. 1790) into law.

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December 20, 2019

Week in review December 16-20

This was a very busy week for lawmakers on Capitol Hill ahead of a countdown on temporary funding set to expire this Friday, December 20.

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January 10, 2020

Week in review January 6-10

The House returned to session this week following the winter break while the Senate swore in Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) to fill the seat of Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who
retired at the end of 2019.

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January 17, 2020

Week in review January 13-17

Both House and Senate lawmakers were on Capitol Hill this week to major activity.

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Legislative activities

January 31, 2020

Week in review Jan 27-31

While the Senate continued the impeachment trial this week, the President signed the USMCA into law, but most important to letter carriers, House Majority Leader Steny
Hoyer (D-MD) announced that the House of Representatives will vote on the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) in the coming days.

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January 31, 2020

Action Alert: Contact your member of Congress on HR 2382

The USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) is expected on the House floor next week and we need letter carriers to call their Representatives and ask for their vote in support.

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February 05, 2020

USPS Fairness Act passes House

Today, the House of Representatives passed the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) in a 309 to 106 vote.

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February 07, 2020

Week in Review (February 3-7)

This was a very significant week in Washington DC.

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February 06, 2020

House passes worker-friendly PRO Act

On February 6, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474), legislation that would increase protections for workers’
right to organize and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, safer working conditions, and more.

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February 05, 2020

USPS Fairness Act vote breakdown

While the full roll call vote on the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) is available here, below you can find lists of the vote breakdown notable to NALC.

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February 10, 2020

White House releases FY 2021 budget proposal

The Trump Administration released its $4.8 trillion Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal on Feb. 10.

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February 14, 2020

Week in Review (February 10-14)

Lawmakers were in Washington DC this week and received the President Trump’s upcoming fiscal year 2021 budget request, which features many of the same cuts to pay
and benefits for the federal workforce and the U.S. Postal Service.

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March 05, 2020

House votes to expand worker rights for TSA employees

The House of Representatives voted to expand worker protections for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers today, which would grant them the rights and
protections other federal employees hold.

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March 06, 2020

Week in Review (March 2-6)

Lawmakers’ primary attention this week was on the coronavirus with a $8.3 billion emergency package prepared to address it.

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March 12, 2020

Congress introduces Coronavirus Response Bill

Having passed an emergency $8.3 billion funding package last week, today, House lawmakers introduced the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) would
provide billions more in funding to combat the spread and impacts of the virus.

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March 12, 2020

Bipartisan bill introduced to prohibit Executive Orders from interfering with collective bargaining

Today, Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Filemon Vela (D-TX), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced ‘‘Protecting Collective
Bargaining and Official Time for Federal Workers Act’’ (H.R. 6246).

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March 18, 2020

Second emergency package signed into law

The President signed the second emergency relief package for the Coronavirus

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March 20, 2020

Week in review March 16-20

Nearly all the attention in Washington DC has been on a response to the growing crisis due to the spread of the Coronavirus.

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March 25, 2020

A Tale of Two Chambers on Postal Service Relief

The two competing stimulus bills introduced and debated over the past week in Washington could not have been more different when it comes to aiding the Postal Service.

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March 25, 2020

House and Senate Negotiate Third COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Congress is moving toward the adoption of a third law this month designed to combat the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus known as Covid-19.

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March 27, 2020

Stimulus Package Three Update: Postal Service Relief

The two competing stimulus bills introduced and debated over the past week in Washington could not have been more different when it comes to aiding the Postal Service.

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March 27, 2020

House and Senate Negotiate Third COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Congress is moving toward the adoption of a third law this month designed to combat the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus known as Covid-19.

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March 27, 2020

Week in review March 23-27

The Administration and Congress is entirely focused on a response to the coronavirus pandemic

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April 08, 2020

Senate Democrats propose up to $25k pay increase for essential workers, including letter carriers

Today, Senate Democrats put forward a proposal to provide additional pay premiums to ‘essential’ frontline workers, which includes letter carriers and other postal
employees.

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April 08, 2020

The Postal Service and the COVID-19 Crisis

NALC has created a white paper on the legislative needs of the Postal Service for the COVID-19 crisis.

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April 08, 2020

President Trump is Being Misinformed About the Postal Service

At a time when the heroic workers of the US Postal Service are braving infection to serve the country during an unprecedented national crisis,  it is imperative that
representatives at all levels of the federal government have a fundamental understanding of the value of the Postal Service, the cause of and solutions to its current
financial circumstances, and the dangers to the US economy and rural health in the event of a USPS insolvency.

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April 08, 2020

Bill introduced to provide emergency appropriations to USPS

On March 31, Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) introduced the “Protect Our Post Offices Act” (H.R. 6425), which would provide $25 billion in emergency funding to the U.S. Postal
Service (USPS) from the U.S. Treasury.

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April 10, 2020

NALC Calls On Congress to Fund USPS During Covid-19 Pandemic

Throughout the legislative response to the Covid-19 virus, NALC has sought to support the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) through talks and engagement with Congressional
leadership.

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April 22, 2020

Action Needed

Friends this might be the most critical time in the history of the US Postal Service!

The NALC is asking you to call-write-email your US House Representative and US Senators.  Implore them to provide the US Postal Service with full funding in the next
economic stimulus bill.

Unfortunately, without full funding, this pandemic crisis may well cause the USPS to run out of the resources that are necessary for us to provide universal service to every
home and business in America and our territories.

We are faithfully delivering critical items including medications and checks throughout this pandemic.

Please help us get through this rough time.  Have your family and friends call-write-email their US House Representative and US Senators too!

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon
1535 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202)225-2011

Senator Bob Casey
393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202)224-6324

Senator Pat Toomey
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202)224-4254

In solidarity
Belinda Tridente
NALC Political Liaison

April 17, 2020

122 House lawmakers urge financial support for USPS in letter to House leadership

Today, a group of 122 Representatives led by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Republican Leader
Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urging financial support for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in the next Covid-19 legislative response package.

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April 23, 2020

Congress sends $483 billion interim package to White House for signature

Following Senate passage on Tuesday, the House of Representatives cleared the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266) today to be
signed into law by the President.

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April 24, 2020

$483 billion interim package signed into law

After Senate passage on Tuesday, and House passage on Thursday, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266)
into law today.

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April 25, 2020

Week in review April 20-24

Congress was busy working-on and passing an interim legislative package meant to replenish funding already approved in the previous emergency stimulus bill this week
and today it was signed into law.

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May 01, 2020

Bipartisan poll demonstrates overwhelming support of direct funding to USPS

Today, North Star Opinion Research and Hart Research Associates, two leading Republican and Democratic public opinion firms, released the findings of a national poll.

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May 05, 2020

NALC letter to USPS Board of Governors’ regarding legislative relief

NALC and other postal unions sent a letter to the USPS Board of Governors

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May 05, 2020

Republican lawmakers back USPS appropriations in letter to Administration and Republican leadership

26 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to the Treasury Secretary, Senate Majority Leader, and House GOP Leader

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May 06, 2020

New Postmaster General selected following Postal Governor resignation

The USPS Board of Governors announced the selection of Louis DeJoy to serve as the next Postmaster General

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May 12, 2020

House introduces fourth major response package to pandemic

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey introduced the  “HEROES” Act

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May 15, 2020

Week in review May 11-15

Both chambers were back in Washington DC, but with nearly all attention on the House following the introduction and eventual passage of the fourth major response
package to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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May 22, 2020

Week in review May 18-22

Following House passage of the HEROES Act, negotiations amongst Congressional leadership and the Administration are ongoing.

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May 26, 2020

Bipartisan bill introduced in House to provide financial stability to USPS

The Postal Preservation Act has been introduced

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May 28, 2020

House votes to expand Paycheck Protection Program for U.S. small businesses

The House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

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May 29, 2020

Week in review May 25-29

While the Senate is on a 10-day recess, the House was in session this week

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June 10, 2020

Senate Committee Advances Moak, Zollars Nominations

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs advanced several nominations

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June 09, 2020

Congressional Democrats introduce broad police reform legislation

Rep. Karen Bass and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), along with 164 House colleagues and 33 Senate colleagues, introduced the “Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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June 03, 2020

Senate holds hearing on two Postal BOG nominees

Today, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs’ Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management held a hearing to consider the
nomination of Captain Lee Moak and William Zollars to be members of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors (BOG) in addition to three nominees to the
Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

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June 12, 2020

Week in review June 8-12

As they have across the country, protests continued in Washington DC this week in response to the death of George Floyd and the lack of action from the federal
government in addressing existing institutional racism through long-overdue reforms.

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June 09, 2020

DOL rule to force electronic delivery as default for retirement statements

Starting July 27, a new rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) will allow private sector retirement plan administrators to use email, texts, and websites as a default means
to provide participants and beneficiaries the required documents about their retirement plans.

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June 05, 2020

Week in review June 1-5

Both the House and Senate were in session this week, though the House maintains its new rule for voting by proxy in order to keep the far larger chamber from gathering
in person unnecessarily and to maintain social distancing as the number of cases of Coronavirus continue to rise across the country.

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June 19, 2020

Moak and Zollars Confirmed to Postal Board of Governors, Joins New PMG DeJoy

Senate unanimously approved the nominations of Lee Moak and William Zollars

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June 19, 2020

Covid-19 Relief Update

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) flatly rejected any consideration of “HEROES” Act

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June 19, 2020

Week in Review: June 15-19

Both chambers of Congress worked on a wide-range of issues

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June 21, 2020

House Leadership Unveils Massive Infrastructure Bill, Includes Postal Provisions

Today, House Democrats unveiled the “Moving Forward Act” (H.R. 2), a $1.5 trillion, far-reaching infrastructure bill authorizing funding and resources for the nation’s
infrastructure.

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June 26, 2020

Week in Review (June 22-26, 2020)

The House and Senate were in session most of the week working on a wide range of issues.

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June 25, 2020

House and Senate Consider Varying Police Reform Measures

House of Representatives passed the ”George Floyd Justice in Policing Act"

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July 02, 2020

House Passes Move America Forward Act with Postal Infrastructure Investment

Today, the House passed “Moving Forward Act” (H.R. 2), a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that invests in roads, rail, public transit, ports, aviation, energy and water.

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July 02, 2020

Senate Democrats Introduce Resolution Calling on Relief for Postal Service

Senate Democratic caucus introduced a resolution calling on Congress to appropriate funds to cover lost revenues due to Covid-19

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June 29, 2020

James Comer (R-KY) Named Ranking Member of House Oversight Committee

Rep. James Comer was selected to become Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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July 02, 2020

Bipartisan Postal Relief Bill Introduced in Senate

Today, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the “Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act” (S. 4174) to provide funding to the Postal
Service to help offset Covid-related financial losses.

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July 20, 2020

NALC Calls on Congress to Provide Covid-Relief to Postal Service, Cites Bipartisan Poll of Seniors/Vets

This week, the House and Senate return to Washington this week for a three-week work period where their main agenda item will be negotiating what could be the last
Covid-relief package before election day.

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July 31, 2020

House Passes FSGG Spending Bill, Maintains Six-Day Mail Delivery

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government,
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021 H.R. 7617 (116),  which provides funding to the
majority of the federal government through September 30.

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July 30, 2020

Senate Leadership Unveils New Covid Relief Package, Ignores the Postal Service

Two and a half months after the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or “HEROES” Act (H.R. 6800),
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week finally announced an outline of the Senate GOP’s response, a $1 trillion relief package called the Health, Economic
Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act (HEALS Act).

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August 03, 2020

Action Needed: Tell Congress to Include Funding for Postal Service in Relief Package

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August 12, 2020

The 2020 General Election: America Can Count on the U.S. Postal Service

NALC has created a new fact sheet on The 2020 General Election: America Can Count on the U.S. Postal Service.

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August 13, 2020

NALC endorses Biden-Harris

Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States.

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August 18, 2020

Senate Introduces “Skinny” COVID-19 Relief Bill

In response to mounting pressure from the House to negotiate over additional COVID-19 relief, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Delivering
Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act

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August 22, 2020

House Passes Delivering for America Act in Unprecedented Vote

Today, the House of Representatives made their way back to Washington on a Saturday during August recess, during a pandemic, to pass the Delivering for America Act
(H.R. 8015).

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August 24, 2020

House and Senate Oversight Committees Question Postmaster General

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) conducted back-to-back hearings
Friday and Monday to question Postmaster General Louis DeJoy following several weeks of reported mail service delays.

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September 15, 2020

Bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus Announces Compromise Relief Framework

Following a complete breakdown in negotiations between the House, Senate and White House over the next relief package, a group of 50 bipartisan House members
known as the Problem Solvers Caucus announced a $1.5 trillion framework in the hopes of drawing leadership back to the table to compromise.

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September 10, 2020

Newest McConnell Relief Plan Fails in Senate

Today, the Senate once again failed to advance a relief package, demonstrating the lack of ability to provide additional COVID-19 relief to the American people.

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September 17, 2020

Postal Banking Bill Introduced in Senate

Today, Sens. Sanders (I-VT) and Gillibrand (D-NY) joined forces to introduce a bill to require the Postal Service to expand its banking services to meet the needs of
unbanked or underbanked communities nationwide.

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October 01, 2020

House Passes Scaled-Back Heroes Relief Package with Postal Relief

This week, the House advanced an additional relief package (H.R. 925) to break the gridlock over ongoing negotiations with the White House and Senate over another
round of COVID-19-relief.

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