H.R. 961: United States Postal Service Stabilization Act of 2013

Mar 05, 2013
Referred to Committee
6% chance of being enacted
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Stephen Lynch
Representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district
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Mar 05, 2013
4 pages
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

21% chance of getting past committee.
6% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the computation of normal-cost percentage for postal employees as a separate and distinct class, and to provide for the disposition of certain excess retirement contributions made by the United States Postal Service.


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163 cosponsors (153D, 10R) (show)

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United States Postal Service Stabilization Act of 2013 - Amends provisions concerning the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), with respect to employees of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), to:
(1) provide a new formula for calculating employee pension contributions using the normal-cost percentage method multiplied by the aggregate amount of basic pay payable to employees of USPS and the Postal Regulatory Commission, and
(2) provide for the use of excess FERS contributions to pay USPS debt obligations and make pension contributions.

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