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House Bill Includes No USPS Emergency Preparedness Funds

The U.S. Postal Service received no emergency preparedness funding in the $66.9 billion fiscal year 2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing, and Urban Development bill that the House Appropriations Committee passed Tuesday. House floor action is tentatively scheduled for June 29-30. The bill provides $87.4 million for the USPS to meet its statutory obligation to provide free mail for the blind, free mailing of absentee balloting materials by members of the armed forces and other U.S. citizens residing abroad and free mailing of balloting materials between state and local officials. Full Story

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