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

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Congressional testimony

  • 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

  • July 17, 2019: Federal-Postal Coalition Letter on HR 748
  • May 30th, 2019: NALC Thank you to Reps. DeFazio, Reed, Torres Small, and Fitzpatrick
  • May 17th, 2019: NALC Thank you to Chairman Connolly
  • March 25, 2019, 24 Labor Unions Endorse S 781
  • March 25, 2019, 24 Labor Unions Endorse HR 1735
  • March 21, 2019: NALC Letter to HSGAC
  • January 23, 2019: Federal Postal Coalition Letter to Senate Urging Passage of Continuing Resolution
  • January 3, 2019: Federal Postal Coalition Shutdown Letter - House
  • January 3, 2019: Federal Postal Coalition Shutdown Letter - Senate
  • January 3, 2019: Federal Postal Coalition Shutdown Letter - White House
  • September 17, 2018: APWU NALC NPMHU NRLCA Letter Opposing HR 6
  • June 26, 2018: APWU, NALC, NPMHU, NRLCA Letter Opposing S 3057
  • June 26, 2018: APWU NALC NPMHU NRLCA Letters Regarding HR 5788: Request, thank you letter and disappointed letter
  • June 12, 2018: APWU NALC NPMHU NRLCA Letter Opposing HR 5788
  • May 22, 2018: AFGE opposition letter to VA Mission Act
  • May 8, 2018: NDAA response to OPM-Ryan
  • March 20, 2018: Federal Postal Coalition letter regarding Holman Rule
  • March 7, 2018: AFL-CIO letter on the proposed FLRA Office closings
  • Dec. 19, 2017: NALC letter urging House and Senate opposition to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • Nov. 29, 2017: NALC letter urging House opposition to H.R. 4182, the Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act.
  • Nov. 20, 2017: Labor organizations' letter urging House of Representatives members to oppose H.R. 4243, the Veterans Affairs Asset and Infrastructure Review Act.
  • Nov. 15, 2017: NALC President Fredric Rolando’s letter to members of the House of Representatives, urging them to oppose H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • June 28, 2017: Joint NALC-NRLCA letter to House leaders urging inclusion of six-day mail delivery provision in proposed Financial Service and General Government appropriations bill.
  • June 23, 2017: Federal-Postal Coalition letter to House and Senate regarding White House FY2018 budget proposal
  • June 15, 2017: Multi-union letters to the House and Senate seeking co-sponsors for the Carried Interest Fairness Act
  • June 13, 2017: NALC letter to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
  • June 12, 2017: Federal-Postal Coalition letter regarding S. 1094
  • June 6, 2017: Letter from NALC and other unions urging opposition to H.R. 1461, the Veterans, Employees and Taxpayers Protection Act
  • Feb. 9, 2017: Letter from NALC opposing Andrew Puzder's nomination as Secretary of Labor
  • Jan. 2, 2017: Federal-Postal Coalition letter to members of the House of Representatives asking for support for striking the Holman Rule amendment from the House rules package for the 115th Congress.
  • Nov. 30, 2016: Federal-Postal Coalition letter to House and Senate leaders urging them to mitigate the recently announced increase in Medicare Part B premiums for those who are not “held harmless” and the consequent increase in the Part B deductible in 2017.
  • Nov. 16, 2016: Federal-Postal Coalition letter to House and Senate leaders urging consideration and passage of an Office of Personnel Management proposal regarding death benefits for federal civilian employees killed in the line of duty.
  • Nov. 14, 2016: NALC letter offering congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump.
  • Sept. 27, 2016: Coalition letter to leaders of Senate Finance Committee, House Ways & Means Committee and House Energy & Commerce Committee, with recommendations regarding projected increases in Medicare Part B premiums and the Part B deductible in 2017.
  • June 29, 2016: NALC letter to leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the discussion draft of the committee’s Postal Reform Act of 2016.
  • June 20, 2016: Federal-Postal Coalition letter to the Senate urging support of S. 2699, Federal Adustment of Income Rates Act.
  • May 25, 2016: Letter to leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee outlining key provisions in a consensus postal reform bill
  • May 11, 2016: Letter to leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in support of consensus postal reform legislation
  • April 6, 2016: Letter to members of the House Ways and Means Committee supporting passage of H.R. 711 as a first step toward repeal of the Windfall Elimination Provision
  • Sept. 30, 2015: Joint letter to House and Senate committees regarding legislation to mitigate projected increases to Medicare Part B premiums and the Part B deductible in 2016
  • July 15, 2015: Employee Thrift Advisory Council letter to the Senate opposing a proposed Highway Trust Fund payfor that would cut interest rate payable to the Thrift Savings Plan’s G Fund
  • July 15, 2015: Federal-Postal Coalition letter to the Senate opposing a proposed Highway Trust Fund payfor that would cut interest rate payable to the Thrift Savings Plan’s G Fund
  • June 9, 2015: Public-sector union letter on Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
  • April 30, 2015: NALC President Fredric Rolando’s letter to Congress regarding Fast Track authority on trade deals
  • April 20, 2015: Federal-Postal Coalition letter to members of the House-Senate Budget Conference Committee
  • March 24, 2015: The Federal-Postal Coalition urge you to oppose H. Con. Res. 27, the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
  • March 2, 2015: To rebuild our economy for America’s hardworking families, we ask you to join us in opposition to “fast track” trade promotion authority

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