Senate Likely to Vote on Bipartisan Anti-Postal Privatization Amendment Tommorrow, July 26Posted by Bob Levi on 07/25/18
On Tuesday, July 24, Sen. Heitkamp (D-ND) filed an amendment to a pending appropriations bill the would preclude the White House from undermining universal postal services or moving forward with efforts to privatize the federal agency. Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) joined Sen. Heitkamp in sponsoring Senate Amendment 3459. It appears likely that Senate will bring the amendment up for a vote tomorrow, July 26. So, UPMA members should immediately call their two senators to vote "YES" on Senate Amendment 3459. Passage of the amendment would help protect essential mail services, particularly those services provided to rural America. The phone number for the US Capitol Switchboard is 202-224-3121.