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May 20, 2024

Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act introduced

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) led the Senate bill with 30 original co-sponsors, and Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced the House version with 87 original co-sponsors.

 

May 17, 2024

Protect Our Letter Carriers Act introduced in Senate

On May 16, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced the Protect Our Letter Carriers Act (H.R. 7629/S. 4356).

 

April 17, 2024

House committee holds second hearing on WEP and GPO repeal

On April 16, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on the repeal of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO).

 

April 17, 2024

Senate committee holds hearing on Postal Service oversight

On April 16, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on oversight of the Postal Service.

 

March 14, 2024

Protect Our Letter Carriers Act introduced in House

On March 13, the Protect Our Letter Carriers Act (POLCA) (H.R. 7629) was introduced in the House by Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Greg Landsman (D-OH).

 

March 02, 2024

President Biden announces intent to nominate Marty Walsh to USPS Board of Governors

On Feb. 29, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Marty Walsh to serve on the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG).

 

February 27, 2024

NALC urges Senate HELP committee to advance Julie Su's labor secretary nomination

In a letter to the Senate HELP Committee, NALC urges committee members to advance the nomination of Acting Secretary Su to serve as the next labor secretary.

 

February 15, 2024

Tell the White House to stop the raid on postal pensions

Join us in urging the Biden Administration to act quickly to remedy this unfair misallocation.

 

February 14, 2024

In letter to White House, President Renfroe calls for executive action to accurately value USPS’s pension assets and liabilities

On Feb. 1, NALC President Brian L. Renfroe sent a letter to President Biden again requesting executive action to direct the Office of Personnel Management to accurately value the Postal Service’s pension assets and liabilities.

 

February 06, 2024

Week of action: Ask the House Ways & Means Committee to hold a markup on H.R. 82

Join NALC in a collective week of action asking the House Ways & Means Committee to schedule a markup on the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 82).

 

January 30, 2024

President Renfroe: Stop the misallocation of Civil Service Retirement System pension costs

For some 52 years, a glaring misallocation of pension liabilities has persisted, resulting in about $90 billion in unjust expenses to USPS, harming postal employees and postage ratepayers.

 

December 15, 2023

House adjourns for the year while Senate stays extra week; meet with your members during recess

On Thursday, the House adjourned its last legislative session of the year.

 

December 04, 2023

House committee holds hearing on WEP and GPO repeal

On Nov. 21, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on the Social Security Fairness Act

 

November 01, 2023

Equal COLA Act introduced in Senate

Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) introduced the Equal COLA Act (S. 3194).


October 19, 2023

Federal Retirement Fairness Act reintroduced in House

Today, Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), David Valadao (R-CA), Don Bacon (R-NE) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Federal Retirement Fairness Act (H.R. 5995).

 

September 27, 2023

HSGAC advances Thomas Day’s PRC nomination; awaits full Senate consideration

Today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) voted 10-5 to advance the nomination of Thomas Day to serve on the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).

 

September 21, 2023

Senate committee holds hearing on nomination of Thomas Day for Postal Regulatory Commissioner

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) held a hearing to consider the nomination of Thomas Day to serve on the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), an independent agency that exercises regulatory oversight over the Postal Service.

 

September 12, 2023

HSGAC advances Robert Taub’s PRC renomination; awaits full Senate consideration

Today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) voted 12-0 to advance the renomination of Robert Taub to serve on the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).

 

September 11, 2023

Biden nominates Thomas Day to Postal Regulatory Commission

Today, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Thomas Day to serve as a commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).

 

September 08, 2023

Senate committee holds hearing on renomination of Robert Taub for Postal Regulatory Commissioner

On Sept. 7, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) held a hearing to renominate Robert G. Taub to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).

 

August 10, 2023

Sept. 13 event in Washington, DC to repeal the WEP and GPO

If you are in the DMV area, please mark your calendar for an event to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in Washington, DC.

 

August 07, 2023

Veterans urged to file for PACT Act benefits before Aug. 9

To file a claim or for more information, please visit va.gov/pact or call 1-800-MY VA 411.

 

August 01, 2023

Congress recesses until September; post-recess preview

Congress has headed home for the August recess and will return after Labor Day, with the Senate scheduled to return on Sept. 5 followed by the House’s return on Sept. 12.

 

June 21, 2023

Senate committee advances PRO Act

In an 11-10 party-line vote, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions advanced the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO) Act of 2023 (S. 567).

 

June 03, 2023

Congress passes debt limit deal through 2025

A deal to avert a default on the nation’s debt was agreed upon and signed into law just in time for the nation to avoid default on June 5.

 

May 25, 2023

House reintroduces bill to allow USPS to ship alcohol

Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and seven other cosponsors reintroduced the USPS Shipping Equity Act (H.R. 3721).

 

May 22, 2023

House oversight committee holds hearing on the impact of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Delivering for America Plan

On May 17, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability’s (COA) Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce held a hearing titled “Tracking the Postal Service: An Update on the Delivering for America Plan” to seek updates from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding implementation of the 10-year Delivering for American Plan, including the Postal Service Reform Act (PSRA) — a cornerstone of the plan.

 

May 09, 2023

Resolutions protecting service reintroduced in House

On May 9, Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA) reintroduced a door delivery resolution (H. Res. 376), which calls on Congress to take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.

 

March 16, 2023

Paid family and medical leave bill reintroduced in House and Senate

On Feb. 7, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) reintroduced the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act (H.R. 856/S. 274).

 

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March 09, 2023

Social Security Fairness Act reintroduced in Senate

Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced the bipartisan Social Security Fairness Act (S. 597) in the Senate.

 

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March 01, 2023

President Biden nominates Julie Su as labor secretary

Today, President Biden nominated Julie Su to serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor.

 

February 08, 2023

NALC President Brian L. Renfroe’s statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address

“NALC applauds President Biden for recognizing that unions are the strength of the American workforce."

 

January 27, 2023

Members of House and Senate oversight committees announced

The House and Senate are finalizing committee assignments for the 118th Congress.

 

January 18, 2023

Social Security Fairness Act reintroduced in House

Reps. Garrett Graves (R-LA) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) reintroduced the Social Security Fairness Act of 2023 (H.R. 82).

 

January 10, 2023

118th Congress convenes

On Jan 3, the 118th Congress convened. While senators were sworn in that day, members of the House did not take their oaths of office until the early morning hours of Jan. 7.

 

January 05, 2023

Taub renominated to serve on Postal Regulatory Commission

On Jan. 3, President Biden sent dozens of nominations to Senate, including the renomination of Robert Taub to serve as a commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).