Tuesday, the Senate voted to begin debate on S. 1789. As of Wednesday, the leadership in the Senate was still working out a strategy to amend the bill in a way that would satisfy both Democrats and Republicans. If an agreement can be reached, the manager’s amendment (also referred to as the substitute amendment) will be offered first and introduced. If it’s approved, it will become the new base bill to be debated in the Senate.
As we have reported, the NALC opposes the manager’s amendment and therefore will seek significant changes to the legislation.
In preparation for the debate on the amendments scheduled for today (Thursday), I need you to pick up the phone and call your senators to ensure necessary improvements are made to S.1789.
Call your senators at 1-888-863-6103
and urge them to support these changes to S. 1789:
• New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall’s amendment to preserve six-day mail delivery
(Amendment No. 2043)
• Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka’s amendment to replace the detrimental workers’ compensation language with language from a bipartisan-passed House bill, H.R. 2465
(Amendment No. 2034)
• New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand’s amendment to preserve home and business door delivery
(Amendment No. 2050)
Congress needs to pass a bill that allows USPS to thrive in the 21st century while maintaining essential, affordable and reliable service for the American people.
Please continue to check nalc.org as debate on S. 1789 continues this week.
Thank you for taking the time to call your senators and urge them to reform S. 1789.
Fredric V. Rolando, President
National Association of Letter Carriers