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H.R.630: Postal Service Protection Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 187 (179 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Postal Service Protection Act of 2013 - Sets forth rules for the recalculation of annuities for employees of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and for the redetermination of surplus or supplemental liabilities under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). Prescribes the "average pay" to be used in calculating annuities and surplus amounts.

Authorizes the transfer of surplus postal retirement contributions in FY2010 to the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund, the Postal Service Fund, and the Employees' Compensation Fund under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) and to USPS for payment of its debt obligations.

Eliminates the requirement for pre-funding of the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund.

Sets forth criteria for the closing or consolidation of postal facilities.

Allows USPS to provide any nonpostal service or product in a manner consistent with the public interest.

Provides for the mailing of wine and beer sen...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform