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H.Res 12

Eliminating Saturday mail delivery is not the answer.

As it has for generations, the U.S. Postal Service provides affordable universal service as directed by the U.S. Constitution. In 1983, Congress first adopted an appropriations rider that required the Postal Service to deliver mail six days a week, a rider that has been included in every appropriations measure since. And for more than three decades, the Postal Service has been trying to find a way to eliminate that requirement.

NALC supports H.Res. 12, which calls on Congress and the Postal Service to take all appropriate steps to continue six-day mail delivery.

 

H.Res 28

Eliminating door delivery of the mail would be a disservice and would create a burden to all Americans.

Six days a week, nearly 40 million residential and business customers throughout the country receive packages, letters, bills, medications, supplies and more through door delivery, where a letter carrier delivers the item straight to a customer’s door. All of this is part of a unique universal delivery network that is attractive to businesses, evidenced by the fact that the Postal Service is actually operationally profitable.

NALC supports H.Res. 28, calling on Congress to take all appropriate measures to ensure continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.

 

H.Res 54

Before July 1, 2012, the Postal Service’s standard for First-Class Mail was overnight delivery in most metropolitan areas and rural communities. But since then, USPS has repeatedly degraded its service standards and embraced a doomed strategy of cutting its way to prosperity, which is why it is increasing the expected number of days it takes to deliver various types of mail.

NALC supports H. Res. 54, which calls on USPS to restore the service standards that were in effect on July 1, 2012.

 

Windfall Elimination Provision & Government Pension Offset

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) rule, enacted in 1983, reduces the Social Security benefits of those who receive an annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who also earned Social Security benefits from other employment. The Government Pension Offset(GPO) rule, enacted in 1977, reduces or eliminates the Social Security spouse or survivor benefits for which a federal retiree may be eligible based on the Social Security record of his or her spouse.

Since at least the 109th Congress, there are have been many attempts to fashion legislation to address these unfair rules. In the 114th Congress, Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) have introduced the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 973), a bill that calls for repealing these provisions.

 

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