Dear E-Network Activist,
This morning, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Serrano-Latham amendment protecting six-day mail delivery. The amendment, which passed by voice vote, saw support from both sides of the aisle as numerous members rose in support of maintaining 6-day delivery. Republicans members speaking on behalf of the amendment included Kevin Yoder (Kansas), Tom Latham (Iowa), and Robert Aderholt (Alabama). Democratic members who rose to speak in favor of the amendment included Rosa DeLauro (CT), Marcy Kaptur (OH), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA), Adam Schiff (CA), Betty McCollum (MN), Sam Farr (CA), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL), Barbara Lee (CA), Sanford Bishop (GA), Chaka Fattah (PA), Bill Owens (NY), and Ed Pastor (AZ). The NRLCA thanks all the members who supported this important amendment which has been included in every Appropriations bill since 1983.
On June 24, the Senate Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee approved their FY2015 bill. The language mandating 6-day mail delivery was also included in the Senate bill. The full committee will take up the bill shortly, but we do not anticipate any problems with maintaining the provision.
We would like to thank all of the E-Network members who called their Representatives urging them to support the Serrano-Latham amendment.
Mike Uehlein, NRLCA