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S. 1486 - Postal Reform Act of 2014

Government operations and politics. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve, sustain, and transform the United States Postal Service. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Postal Reform Act of 2014

S. 1486 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to improve, sustain, and transform the United States Postal Service. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve, sustain, and transform the United States Postal Service.
Other Titles
  • Postal Reform Act of 2013
  • Federal Real Property Asset Management Reform Act of 2013
  • Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2013
  • Postal Reform Act of 2014
  • Federal Real Property Asset Management Reform Act of 2014
  • Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2014
  • Postal Reform Act of 2014
Sponsor
Thomas R. Carper
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Advisory bodies
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Congressional oversight
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Food assistance and relief
  • Government buildings, facilities, and property
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Homelessness and emergency shelter
  • Housing and community development funding
  • Labor-management relations
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Performance measurement
  • Postal service
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Worker safety and health
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced8/01/2013
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced8/01/2013
8/01/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
8/01/2013Introduced in Senate
9/19/2013Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held.
9/26/2013Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-405.
1/29/2014Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
Put on a legislative calendar2/06/2014Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
7/31/2014Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-237. Additional views filed.
Put on a legislative calendar7/31/2014Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 523.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

0 Organizations Supported and 24 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Postal Reform Act of 2014

0 organizations supported this bill

24 organizations opposed this bill

Affordable Mail Alliance
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers
Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers (2014, February 21). Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers Strongly Opposed to Senate Bill. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers.
American Catalog Mailers Association
Davison, Hamilton (2014, February 6). Senate Postal Reform Bill Passed Out of Committee; Exigent Rates Baked Into Permanent Rate Base; PRC Retains Fewer Oversight Powers. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from American Catalog Mailers Association.
American Forest & Paper Association
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
American Postal Workers Union
American Postal Workers Union (2014, February 6). Senate Panel Approves ‘Disastrous’ Postal Bill. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from American Postal Workers Union.
Americans for Tax Reform
Prandoni, Chris (2014, January 27). Carper-Coburn Postal Bill S.1486 Props-up Broken USPS. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from Americans for Tax Reform.
Association for Postal Commerce
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
(2013, August 2). CCAGW Slams New Senate Postal Bill. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from Reuters.
Direct Marketing Association
Hudson, Peggy (2014, January 23). TakeDMAAction: Tell Congress to Get Serious About Postal Reform!. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from Direct Marketing Association.
Envelope Manufacturers Association
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
Greeting Card Association
Greeting Card Association (2014, February 6). GCA Statement on Committee Passage of S. 1486, The Postal Reform Act of 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from Greeting Card Association.
Major Mailers Association
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
MPA - The Association of Magazine Media
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
Beaudoin, Joseph A. (2014, January 28). NARFE Ltter on S 1486. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
National Association of Letter Carriers
National Association of Letter Carriers (2013, August 21). NALC Urges Opposition to the Postal Reform Act of 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from National Association of Letter Carriers.
National Association of Presort Mailers
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
National Newspaper Association
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
National Postal Mail Handlers Union
National Postal Mail Handlers Union (2014, February 7). Senate Committee Passes Modified Version of S.1486. Retrieved March 26, 2014, from NPMHU.
National Treasury Employees Union
Kelley, Colleen M. (2013, September 26). S. 1486, Postal Service Reform Legislation. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from National Treasury Employees Union.
Quad/Graphics
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
RR Donnelley
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
Saturation Mailers Coalition
undersigned organizations (2014, January 28). Senate Committee Set To Give Postal Service A Blank Check To Set Prices. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from MPA: The Association of Magazine Media.
Software & Information Industry Association
Software & Information Industry Association (2014, February 7). SIIA/ABM Opposes Postal Reform Act Reported out of Committee. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from Software & Information Industry Association.
Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Transportation Trades Department (2014, February 5). Oppose S. 1486, the Postal Reform Act of 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from TTD.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$67,650
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$133,300
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$274,009
John BarrassoRWY$0$52,500
Max BaucusDMT$0$66,822
Mark BegichDAK$0$229,133
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$330,340
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$217,900
Roy BluntRMO$0$233,475
John BoozmanRAR$0$33,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$389,362
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$314,838
Richard BurrRNC$0$75,877
Maria CantwellDWA$0$238,889
Ben CardinDMD$0$117,853
Tom CarperDDE$0$146,410
Bob CaseyDPA$0$213,555
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$36,400
Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$18,900
Tom CoburnROK$0$40,450
William Thad CochranRMS$0$120,204
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$168,600
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$168,450
Bob CorkerRTN$0$87,059
John CornynRTX$0$148,748
Mike CrapoRID$0$88,250
Ted CruzRTX$0$125,725
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$149,058
Dick DurbinDIL$0$117,574
Mike EnziRWY$0$17,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$153,176
Deb FischerRNE$0$25,378
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$79,000
Al FrankenDMN$0$388,444
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$597,644
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$130,900
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$104,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$261,525
Tom HarkinDIA$0$10,330
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$158,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$225,622
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$122,625
Dean HellerRNV$0$92,700
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$147,332
John HoevenRND$0$50,955
Jim InhofeROK$0$41,450
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$116,350
Mike JohannsRNE$0$1,750
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$143,904
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$20,650
Tim KaineDVA$0$396,916
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$100,220
Mark KirkRIL$0$129,550
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$213,531
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$305,648
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$161,950
Mike LeeRUT$0$97,400
Carl LevinDMI$0$-2,300
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$184,150
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$364,150
John McCainRAZ$0$106,815
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$409,829
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$328,700
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$202,850
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$235,966
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$145,383
Jerry MoranRKS$0$79,050
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$45,100
Chris MurphyDCT$0$367,535
Patty MurrayDWA$0$567,563
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$222,008
Rand PaulRKY$0$80,992
Rob PortmanROH$0$197,400
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$299,600
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$64,000
Harry ReidDNV$0$381,351
Jim RischRID$0$55,100
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$107,528
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$31,000
Marco RubioRFL$0$213,342
Bernie SandersIVT$0$122,779
Brian SchatzDHI$0$116,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$422,670
Tim ScottRSC$0$80,900
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$30,172
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$248,215
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$89,300
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$225,929
Jon TesterDMT$0$251,883
John ThuneRSD$0$131,050
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$238,311
Mark UdallDCO$0$316,999
Tom UdallDNM$0$180,965
David VitterRLA$0$75,950
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$315,257
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$632,151
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$140,265
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$47,100
Ron WydenDOR$0$279,921

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$67,650
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$133,300
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$274,009
John BarrassoRWY$0$52,500
Max BaucusDMT$0$66,822
Mark BegichDAK$0$229,133
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$330,340
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$217,900
Roy BluntRMO$0$233,475
John BoozmanRAR$0$33,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$389,362
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$314,838
Richard BurrRNC$0$75,877
Maria CantwellDWA$0$238,889
Ben CardinDMD$0$117,853
Tom CarperDDE$0$146,410
Bob CaseyDPA$0$213,555
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$36,400
Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$18,900
Tom CoburnROK$0$40,450
William Thad CochranRMS$0$120,204
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$168,600
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$168,450
Bob CorkerRTN$0$87,059
John CornynRTX$0$148,748
Mike CrapoRID$0$88,250
Ted CruzRTX$0$125,725
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$149,058
Dick DurbinDIL$0$117,574
Mike EnziRWY$0$17,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$153,176
Deb FischerRNE$0$25,378
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$79,000
Al FrankenDMN$0$388,444
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$597,644
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$130,900
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$104,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$261,525
Tom HarkinDIA$0$10,330
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$158,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$225,622
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$122,625
Dean HellerRNV$0$92,700
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$147,332
John HoevenRND$0$50,955
Jim InhofeROK$0$41,450
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$116,350
Mike JohannsRNE$0$1,750
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$143,904
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$20,650
Tim KaineDVA$0$396,916
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$100,220
Mark KirkRIL$0$129,550
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$213,531
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$305,648
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$161,950
Mike LeeRUT$0$97,400
Carl LevinDMI$0$-2,300
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$184,150
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$364,150
John McCainRAZ$0$106,815
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$409,829
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$328,700
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$202,850
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$235,966
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$145,383
Jerry MoranRKS$0$79,050
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$45,100
Chris MurphyDCT$0$367,535
Patty MurrayDWA$0$567,563
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$222,008
Rand PaulRKY$0$80,992
Rob PortmanROH$0$197,400
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$299,600
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$64,000
Harry ReidDNV$0$381,351
Jim RischRID$0$55,100
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$107,528
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$31,000
Marco RubioRFL$0$213,342
Bernie SandersIVT$0$122,779
Brian SchatzDHI$0$116,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$422,670
Tim ScottRSC$0$80,900
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$30,172
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$248,215
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$89,300
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$225,929
Jon TesterDMT$0$251,883
John ThuneRSD$0$131,050
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$238,311
Mark UdallDCO$0$316,999
Tom UdallDNM$0$180,965
David VitterRLA$0$75,950
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$315,257
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$632,151
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$140,265
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$47,100
Ron WydenDOR$0$279,921

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$5,357,566
Computer software$4,714,592
US Postal Service unions & associations$2,024,020
Forestry & Forest Products$1,746,259
Federal employees unions$1,274,123
Transportation unions$788,700
Commercial printing & typesetting$490,367
Greeting card publishing$266,240
Paper, glass & packaging materials$221,295
Direct mail advertising services$219,425
Catalog & mail order houses$181,823
Fiscal & tax policy$48,650
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