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The Legislative and Political Affairs Department is our “bullhorn” on Capitol Hill- serving to inform and lobby our lawmakers on issues and legislation of vital importance to NAPS and the Postal Service. The Department’s purpose is to build relationships between NAPS and members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. These relationships are built through regular ongoing dialogues between department staff and lawmakers and their staff and through rigorous financial support courtesy of the Supervisor’s Political Action Committee. This homepage will serve as the hub where you can find all the information you need to be an effective advocate on all Postal issues.


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FY2016 Budget

President' Obama's budget FY2016 Budget proposal for the USPS

114th Congress

January 2015 Legislative Update: New Faces to Watch

2014 Omnibus

Omnibus Language for Payment into Postal Service Fund (12-12-14)

NAPS Response to Plant Consolidations

NEW- Talking points regarding plant closings for Members of Congress during recess (Updated 11-21-14)

UPDATE- Final Letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers on Preservation of Delivery Standards (New, 9-25-14)

List of Co-Signers to Plant Closing Moratorium Letter (9-5-14)

NAPS Letter supporting One Year Moratorium (8-20-14)

Dear Collegue Regarding Preservation of Delivery Standards (New, 8-19-14)

NAPS Letter to Postal Regulatory Commission Regarding closure of plants (New, 11-24-14)

PRC response to NAPS letter regarding plant closures (12-12-14)


Wounded Warrior Leave Act

NAPS Endorsement of HR 5229, "Wounded Warrior Leave Act" 9/17/2014


2014 LTS Issues Brief

Postal Reform

 Discussion Draft of Rep. Issa's Centralized Delivery Bill (Published 5-20-14)

 Discussion Draft of Rep. Issa's Postal Reform Legislation (Published 4-22-14)

 Obama Administration’s FY 2015 Budget Policy Recommendations for the U.S. Postal Service (Published 4-22-14)

S. 1486 Draft Substitute Section by Section Summary (Published 1-24-14)

Text of S. 1486 Substitute Amendment To Be Filed (Published 1-28-14)

 List of Amendments to be offered at markup (Published 1-28-14)

Senators Tom Carper and Tom Coburn, chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs have released their version of Postal Reform Legislation;

To review NAPS' analysis of S. 1486, "The Postal Reform Act of 2013", click here

Chairman Darrell Issa and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings have each issued their own vision of Postal Reform that will be debated in the near future on the floor of the House of Represenatives. The NAPS Legislative Team has reviewed each draft and provided analysis:

To review the NAPS' analysis of Chairman Issa's legislation, chick here;

To review the NAPS' analysis of Ranking Member  Cummings legislation, click here.

NAPS MSPB Legislation

NAPS has been working with Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Congressman Gerry Connolly of Virginia to introduce legisation that expands MSPB protections to all EAS employees. However, in order for this legislation to become law, we need YOU to take action. Take two minutes and send a message to your Senator and Member of Congress:

  • To take action on the House MSPB Bill, click here
  • To take action on the Senate MSPB Bill, click here

SPAC Rankings

SPAC Stats as of 8-15-14

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