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

Senate committee holds hearing on Postal Task Force report

Today, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) held a hearing titled, “A Path to Sustainability: Recommendations from the President’s Task Force on the United States Postal Service” (USPS), in order to evaluate the findings and recommendations of the White House Postal Task Force that were laid out in their December, 2018 report. 

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Week in Review (March 4 – March 8)

The House and Senate were in session this week with work being done on a wide array of issues including addressing the President’s national emergency declaration, the electoral reform bill H.R. 1, and much more.

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Senate reintroduces anti-privatization resolution

Today, a bipartisan group of 25 Senators reintroduced their anti-privatization resolution (S. Res. 99) for the 116th Congress, calling on the Senate to take “all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization in whole or in part.”

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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.