House resolution supporting door delivery reaches majority of support

A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives has now cosponsored House Resolution 23 (H. Res. 23), which expresses the sense that the U.S. Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers. It now has 220 cosponsors.

Thanks to the efforts of letter carriers nationwide, the resolution reached the 218-cosponsor threshold and is now the fourth of NALC’s five priority resolutions that enjoy a majority of support in either the House or Senate.

This is great news, but we can’t stop there. We still need Representatives to cosponsor the bipartisan USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382), which would repeal the burdensome prefunding mandate and H. Res. 60, which calls for strong service standards.

Below are updates on the number of cosponsors. To see a list of cosponsors, click the title of each resolution.

H.R. 2382 – USPS Fairness Act
Status: Introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Co-sponsors: 121 (99 Democrats – 22 Republicans)

To repeal the requirement that the United States Postal Service prepay future retirement benefits.

House Resolution 23 (H. Res. 23) – Door Delivery
Status: Introduced by Reps. Susan Davis (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY)
Co-sponsors: 220 (181 Democrats – 39 Republicans)

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.

House Resolution 33 (H. Res. 33) – Anti-privatization
Status: Introduced by Reps. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL)
Co-sponsors253 (215 Democrats –38 Republicans)

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization.

House Resolution 54 (H. Res. 54) – Six-day Delivery
Status: Introduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Sam Graves (R-MO)
Co-sponsors: 260 (198 Democrats – 62 Republicans)

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its six-day mail delivery service.

House Resolution 60 (H. Res. 60) – Service Standards
Status: Introduced by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Co-sponsors: 173 (151 Democrats – 22 Republicans)

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.

Senate Resolution 99 (S. Res. 99) – Anti-privatization
Status: Introduced by Sens. Gary Peters and Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Co-sponsors: 53 (43 Democrats – 8 Republicans – 2 Independents)

Expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization in whole or in part.

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