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Legislative Update, July 1, 2017

House subcommittee's appropriations bill preserves six-day mail language

The House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government's appropriations measure for Fiscal Year 2018 upholds the long-standing tradition of including language preserving the six-day mail delivery requirement.

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Senate delays vote on flawed health care bill

Thanks to the overwhelming opposition voiced by letter carriers, working people and the general public, the Senate has delayed action on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 until after Congress' Fourth of July recess.

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FY 2018 budget process continues without road map

The appropriations process in Congress continues with subcommittees slowly advancing mark-ups while deprived of a guiding budget resolution.

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Recess action center

The House and Senate are on recess through July 9. Here's how you can use this opportunity to stay active and engaged by sharing our concerns with your representatives while they're back home and away from Washington, DC.

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Thrift Savings Plan bill introduced in House

The Thrift Savings Plan Modernization Act was introduced by a House subcommittee as a companion to a similar bill introduced in the Senate in April.

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House committee considers three anti-labor bills

The House Education and Workforce Committee held a mark-up on three anti-labor bills to amend the National Labor Relations Act, voting along party lines to advance all three.

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Six-day mail resolution reaches co-sponsors milestone

Thanks largely to the work that letter carriers put into educating their House representatives, H.Res. 15, expressing the sense that six-day mail delivery should continue, has reached an important milestone.

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Resolutions update

With 227 co-sponsors on H.Res. 15 (six-day mail delivery) and 237 on H.Res. 28 (door delivery), both measures would almost certainly pass the House if put to a vote. Thank you for your hard work on these resolutions—but we can’t stop now. Congress still needs education from letter carriers on these resolutions, as well as on H.Res. 31 (service standards), which needs more co-sponsors. All of these resolutions have seen broad bipartisan support in previous Congresses, and our progress toward exceeding a majority of voting co-sponsors for each is on track. There’s more work to do—keep it up.

H.Res. 15 (six-day mail delivery):
—227 co-sponsors
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H.Res. 28 (door delivery):
—239 co-sponsors
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H.Res. 31 (service standards):
—192 co-sponsors
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