On Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released a plan to temporarily finance the Highway Trust Fund by using the elimination of six-day mail delivery as a “pay for”—Washington-speak for “budget offset.”
Prior to the official announcement of this plan, NALC activists mobilized in the districts of our pro-six day Republican House members, working to ensure their vocal opposition to this plan.
While many have expressed opposition to this idea in the media since it was announced Friday, the Highway Trust Fund must have an offset to remain operational, and right now House Republican leaders want to use the Postal Service as a piggy-bank.
Today, President Rolando and the presidents of the three other postal unions sent letters to the House and Senate in opposition of this plan, and we are also working with affiliated transportation and postal unions to oppose this plan.
The House is not in session this week, but as activity surrounding this plan unfolds, please be on the alert for calls to action from NALC to contact your congressional representatives about this or any other plan that attacks letter carriers.
Kori Blalock Keller
Director of Legislative & Political Affairs
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