Government affairs

Save America's Postal ServiceNALC’s Department of Legislative and Political Affairs:

  • Engages members of Congress on issues affecting letter carriers and the U.S. Postal Service by lobbying on Capitol Hill
  • Monitors state and federal legislative activities
  • Helps to elect candidates who bring strong voices for letter carriers to Washington, regardless of political party

In addition to NALC’s daily lobbying, our grassroots network of activists helps to advance the policies most important to letter carriers.

  • For more about NALC’s legislative activities, click here.
  • For more about NALC’s political activities and political action committee (PAC), click here.
  • For more information about the Department of Legislative and Political Affairs and how to contact your House and Senate representatives, click here.

Legislative Updates

U.S. to remain in the Universal Postal Union

Today in Geneva, Switzerland, delegates to a Special Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) reached an agreement on reforms to the way postal operators pay each other for delivering international mail—the so-called “terminal dues” system. 

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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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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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The free NALC apps for smartphones provide convenient access to tools and information about issues affecting active and retired letter carriers. Information on downloading and using the apps is in our apps section.