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October 29, 2020

GOTV Volunteer Opportunities

Election day is less than a week away. With nearly 80 million voters having already cast their ballots, turnout – whether by mail or in-person – is expected to be record-setting but there is more work to do to Get Out The Vote.

 

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.

 

September 17, 2020

Postal Banking Bill Introduced in Senate

Today, Sens. Sanders (I-VT) and Gillibrand (D-NY) joined forces to introduce a bill (S.4614) to require the Postal Service to expand its banking services to meet the needs of unbanked or underbanked communities nationwide.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

August 22, 2020

House Passes Delivering for America Act in Unprecedented Vote

Today, members of 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).

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

August 03, 2020

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

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Aug 03, 2020

This week, Congress resumes discussions over the fourth (and likely final) Covid-19 relief package before it departs for August recess and potentially the November election. With only days left to sort out major differences on important issues, it is critical that members of Congress reach agreement on providing relief to the Postal Service.

 

 With the clock ticking, NALC sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to provide $25 billion in financial relief, more favorable loan terms, hazard pay for letter carriers and safeguard critical services provided by USPS during the pandemic. Click here to view the letter.

 

 In May, the House passed its relief package, which included postal relief (click here) but unfortunately, the Senate has yet take any action on a relief package and its unclear as to whether the two chambers will be able to reach a deal. With this stalemate, it is imperative that letter carriers use this week to call and send messages every day to their House and Senate representatives. Tell them not to leave town until they provide relief to the Postal Service.

 

 TAKE ACTION: Most DC offices are open with limited staff so we ask that you make a call and send a message.

 

  1. Call the switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your senators and your House member - that’s 3 calls to the switchboard.
  2. Take a minute and send a message here. If you have already sent a message over the past few months, that’s ok personalize and send a new one.

 

 

NALC CALL TO ACTION

SUPPORT THE USPS IN THE NEXT EMERGENCY STIMULUS

 

THE NALC MAKES IT EASY

FROM THE NALC APP – GO TO NOTIFICATIONS (TOP RIGHT CORNER)

TAP THE “ACTION NEEDED” NOTICE

AFTER READING - SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND ENTER

YOUR NAME AND ZIP CODE AS PROMPTED

YOU CHOOSE HOW TO SEND IT

 

YOU MAY ALSO GO TO NALC.ORG ON YOUR CELL PHONE

USE THE DROPDOWN MENU AND CHOOSE

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

SCROLL DOWN TO NALC LEGISLATIVE ACTIVTIES

TAP ON “CLICK HERE” (IN RED)

SCROLL DOWN TO LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER AND

TAP THE RED DROP-DOWN MENU - CLICK “TAKE ACTION”

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND ENTER YOUR NAME AND

ZIP CODE AS PROMPTED

 

(ON THE COMPUTER GO TO GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS,

LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER)

 

WE RECOMMEND EMAIL AND CALLING