The Federal Times reports that yesterday the House of Representatives leadership introduced a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until December 15, 2013, but today it decided to postpone a vote on that resolution from tomorrow until sometime next week. A Govexec.com article discusses the issue of whether a busy fall Congressional schedule will derail consideration of postal reform.
The Hill reports that NARFE, NTEU and AFGE sent a letter to the members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee criticizing the FEHBP and Federal Employees Compensation Act provisions of the postal reform bill (S. 1498) introduced by the Committee's chairman Tom Carper (D Del) and its ranking member Dr. Tom Coburn (R. Okla.). The letter states in FEHBlog pertinent part that
[T]he health insurance provisions of S.1486 will undermine the successful, long-standing Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and increase costs for millions of federal employees, retirees and their families.The FEHBlog agrees.