Government affairs

Below are notable bills for NALC that have been introduced in the 118th Congress. Click here for NALC's fact sheets.

House bills

Social Security Fairness Act H.R. 82
Status: Introduced by Reps. Garrett Graves (R-LA) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) on Jan. 9, 2023
Co-sponsors: 307 (203 Democratic – 104 Republican)

To repeal provisions that reduce Social Security benefits for individuals who receive other benefits, such as a pension from a state or local government.
Fact sheet

Federal Retirement Fairness Act - H.R. 5995

Status: Introduced by Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), David Valadao (R-CA) and Don Bacon (R-NE)
Co-sponsors: 74 (53 Democratic - 21 Republican)

Would allow certain federal employees to make catch-up retirement contributions for time spent as non-career employees after Dec. 31, 1988, thus making such time creditable service under the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Fact sheet

USPS Shipping Equity Act - H.R. 3721

Status: Introduced by Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) on May 5, 2023
Co-sponsors: 17 (15 Democratic – 2 Republican)

To amend title 18, United States Code, and title 39, United States Code, to provide the United States Postal Service the authority to mail alcoholic beverages, and for other purposes.

Improving Access to Workers' Compensation for Injured Federal Worker Act - H.R. 618
Status: Introduced by Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) on Jan. 30, 2023
Co-sponsors: 40 (29 Democratic – 11 Republican)

To expand the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in providing services to injured federal workers under the federal workers' compensation program.

House resolution

Door delivery - H. Res. 376
Status: Introduced by Reps. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Sandford Bishop (D-GA) on May 9, 2023
Co-sponsors: 36 (23 Democratic – 13 Republican)

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.
Fact sheet

Senate bill

Social Security Fairness Act S. 597
Status: Introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) on March 1, 2023
Co-sponsors: 50 (40 Democratic – 7 Republican – 3 Independent)

To repeal provisions that reduce Social Security benefits for individuals who receive other benefits, such as a pension from a state or local government.
Fact sheet

Improving Access to Workers' Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act S. 131
Status: Introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) on Jan. 30, 2023
Co-sponsors: 3 (2 Democratic – 1 Republican)

To expand the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in providing services to injured federal workers under the federal workers' compensation program.

  

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