House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) held a hearing on his draft postal reform bill on Wednesday (July 17). Click here to watch a video replay of the hearing. Click here to read the NALC response to the discussion draft of Issa’s proposed postal reform legislation, and click here for our response to a discussion draft of another reform measure proposed by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the committee’s ranking member.
Issa has scheduled a tentative mark-up of his bill for Wednesday, July 24.
Meanwhile…the House Appropriations Committee on July 17 approved the financial services appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014. The language mandating the Postal Service maintain six-day mail delivery service was included in this approved measure, which still must be approved by the full House and Senate, and signed by the president, before it becomes law.