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Legislative Updates

H.Res. 30 to H.Res. 12: Where are they now?

House and Senate Financial Service and General Government budget discussions are underway and will take center stage in the coming weeks.

As letter carriers know, maintaining the long-standing six-day mail delivery language is a key step during the 114th Congress in fighting to maintain six-day service—whether that’s through postal reform legislation or through fighting an offset in what is sure to be a heated budget season.

In the House of Representatives, 158 members stand with us on. H.Res. 12. However, we have done some digging and found that some of NALC’s old friends are missing from the list of co-sponsors (as of March 20).

Rep. Barletta, Lou (R-PA)
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus (R-FL)
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne (D-OR)
Rep. Carney, John (D-DE)
Rep. Carson, Andre (D-IN)
Del. Christensen, Donna (D-VI)
Rep. Clay, William Lacy (D-MO)
Rep. Cohen, Steve (D-TN)
Rep. Conyers, John (D-MI)
Rep. Cuellar, Henry (D-TX)
Rep. Davis, Danny (D-IL)
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa (D-CT)
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd (D-TX)
Rep. Farr, Sam (D-CA)
Rep. Fudge, Marcia (D-OH)
Rep. Gibbs, Bob (R-OH-7)
Rep. Grijalva, Raul (D-AZ)
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis (D-IL)
Rep. Heck, Denny (D-WA)
Rep. Himes, James (D-CT)
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem (D-NY)
Rep. Johnson, Bill (R-OH)
Rep. Kelly, Robin (D-IL)
Rep. Kind, Ron (D-WI)
Rep. Latham, Tom (R-IA)
Rep. Lewis, John (D-GA)
Rep. Lynch, Stephen (D-MA)
Rep. Meeks, Gregory (D-NY)
Rep. Neal, Richard (D-MA)
Rep. Noem, Kristi (R-SD)
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto (D-TX)
Rep. Pallone, Frank (D-NJ)
Rep. Peterson, Collin (D-MN)
Rep. Pompeo, Mike (R-KS)
Rep. Price, David (D-NC)
Rep. Reed, Tom (R-NY)
Rep. Renacci, James. (R-OH)
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. (D-MD)
Rep. Shimkus, John (R-IL)
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten (D-AZ)
Rep. Smith, Adam (D-WA)
Rep. Smith, Jason T. (R-MO)
Rep. Thompson, Bennie (D-MS)
Rep. Veasey, Marc (D-TX)
Rep. Vela, Filemon (D-TX)
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie (D-FL)
Rep. Whitfield, Ed (R-KY)

Encourage them to re-up their support for this vital service.

In addition, Reps. Sam. Graves (R-MO) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the co-authors of H. Res. 12, are collecting signatures for a “dear colleague” letter that will urge congressional appropriators to keep the six-day language intact. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has undertaken a similar effort.

Please make a quick call and encourage your members to sign these “dear colleague” letters, which will be mailed early next week.

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