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Legislative Updates

Appropriations update

Unfortunately, the attack on six-day delivery is not limited to the Highway Trust Fund or pending postal reform legislation. The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, is working behind the scenes to draft an appropriations bill. For the first time since 1983, they are reportedly considering a base bill that does not include our long-standing six-day appropriations language. At present, the subcommittee had not released its scheduled subcommittee markup, but it could come up as early as next week.

The NALC will continue to lobby appropriators to include this pivotal language in the legislation. As the situation unfolds next week, please be on the lookout for more information from the NALC. We will call on you to act if Congress considers slashing the quality of service provided by the Postal Service.

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