Government affairs

Legislative activities

To help you understand postal issues and legislation, and where the NALC stands on them, this section contains updates on important legislative issues and bills. NALC is working on fact sheets for the 116th Congress.

Legislative Updates

An archive of updates on legislative actions affecting letter carriers. Click here to access the archive.
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U.S. House of Representatives

Events & activities

Many senators and representatives hold town hall meetings and other events during congressional breaks to meet and speak with their constituents. NALC activists are encouraged to attend these events and engage with their representatives on issues of importance to letter carriers and the U.S. Postal Service.

To see if there's an upcoming town hall event near you, go to The Town Hall Project and enter your ZIP Code.

NALC Lobbying Report Form

Click here to download a fillable form for you to report on your lobbying efforts. NOTE: You can not fill out this form in a web browser. You will have to download the file and then open it in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. After you fill out the information, select “File > Save as…”, give the file a name, and then save it to your computer.

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Mail completed forms to NALC Headquarters; the address is at the bottom of the form.


Congressional testimony

  • March 10, 2021: NALC President Fredric Rolando before the House Oversight and Reform Committee
  • April 30, 2019: NALC President Fredric Rolando before the House Oversight and Reform Committee
  • Feb. 7, 2017: NALC President Fredric Rolando before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
  • May 11, 2016: NALC President Fredric Rolando before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
  • January 21, 2016: NALC President Fredric Rolando before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
  • May 12, 2015: NALC Chief of Staff Jim Sauber before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Roundtable on Challenges and Opportunities
  • May 20, 2015: NALC Director of Retired Members Ron Watson before the House Education & Workforce Subcommittee on Worker Protections

Letters to Congress and the White House

  • March 25, 2021: NALC letter to Reps. Connolly, Pascrell and Blumenauer
  • March 9, 2021: NALC Letter of Support to House Representatives on PRO Act (H.R. 846)
  • Feb. 11, 2021: Union Letter to COR Committee Leadership Regarding Emergency Paid Leave
  • Feb. 8, 2021: Union Letter to E&W Committee Leadership Regarding FECA
  • August 19, 2020: NALC letter to House Representatives in support of Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015).
  • May 11, 2020: NALC President Fred Rolando and union coalition letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leader McConnell
  • May 5, 2020: GOP lawmarkers letter to the Secretary of the Treasury, Senate Majority Leader and House GOP Leader 
  • May 5, 2020: Postal unions letter to Postal Board of Governors
  • April 14, 2020: Federal-Postal Coalition Letter regarding Covid-19 issues 
  • April 7, 2020: Postal unions letter to congressional Democratic leaders on need for USPS aid
  • April 7, 2020: Postal unions letter to congressional Republican leaders on need for USPS aid
  • January 31, 2020: Postal Unions Letter of Support on HR 2382

March 9, 2021: NALC Letter of Support to House Representatives on PRO Act (H.R. 846)

 

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