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House passes bill establishing new ZIP Codes

Today, the House of Representatives moved to pass H.R. 6846, a bill which would require the U.S. Postal Service establish new ZIP codes. The bill was introduced by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL).

New ZIP codes would need to be established not later than 270 days following the enactment of the legislation in each of the following communities:                   

(1) Miami Lakes, Florida.

(2) Storey County, Nevada.

(3) Flanders, Northampton, and Riverside in the Town of Southampton, New York.

(4) Ocoee, Florida.

(5) Glendale, New York.

“For nearly a decade, Miami Lakes has been plagued with issues stemming from not having its own ZIP Code,” said Rep Diaz-Balart. “From higher auto insurance rates to causing election confusion, lack of a dedicated ZIP Code has been detrimental to the community. Throughout this ordeal, I have worked alongside Mayor Manny Cid and together we have made it our priority to solve this issue for the residents of Miami Lakes. Last Congress, I passed a designated ZIP Code bill that unfortunately died in the Senate. Today marks the second time I have passed this legislation, and I will not relent until this issue is settled. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly consider this bill.”

The bill has now been referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and NALC will continue to track its progression.

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