e-Team Report, April 17, 2012

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Senate to Consider Postal Bill Today, April 17

The Senate is expected to consider a revised version of S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act, on Tuesday, April 17, with proceedings broadcast and Webcast live on C-SPAN. The first order of business will be a “cloture vote” on a motion to proceed.  Sixty votes are required to proceed to consideration of the bill.

Next up will be a motion to replace the bill as it was originally introduced with a “manager’s amendment,” which includes changes supported by the bill’s sponsors.

Debate is expected to last several days. Additional amendments could be introduced from the Senate floor.

After the Senate votes on the measure, action is expected to move to the House of Representatives. The APWU will have to remain active as the House considers postal reform legislation.

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