S. 316 (113th): Postal Service Protection Act of 2013

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Feb 13, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Junior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2013
Length: 35 pages


Feb 13, 2013

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S. 316 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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