S. 1853 (112th): Postal Service Protection Act of 2011


Nov 10, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2011
Length: 35 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to recalculate and restore retirement annuity obligations of the United States Postal Service, eliminate the requirement that the United States Postal Service pre-fund the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund, place restrictions on the closure of postal facilities, create incentives for innovation for the United States Postal Service, to maintain levels of postal service, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Postal Service Protection Act of 2011 - Sets forth rules for the recalculation of annuities for employees of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and for the redetermination of surplus or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 10, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1853”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 316 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013

H.R. 3591 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 7, 2011

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