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NAPS Chat is a weekly podcast intended to inform NAPS members about the latest legislative and political goings-on within our nation’s capital. Hosted by NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi.

NAPS Chat Bob Levi

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NAPS Chat is a weekly podcast intended to inform NAPS members about the latest legislative and political goings-on within our nation’s capital. Hosted by NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi.

    Episode 79 June 5, 2020 -- Guest: Commissioner Mark Acton, Postal Regulatory Commission

    Episode 79 June 5, 2020 -- Guest: Commissioner Mark Acton, Postal Regulatory Commission

    During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, PRC Commissioner Mark  Acton and Bob discuss how Mark's 15-year PRC tenure and political  background inform his outlook on changes being  experienced by the USPS. In addition, Commissioner Acton talks about the  PRC's role in defining universal mail service, providing legislative recommendations to  Congress and the President, and evaluating postal rates and postal  performance.

    • 27 min
    Episode 78 May 29, 2020 -- Guest: National Association of Postal Supervisors President Brian Wagner

    Episode 78 May 29, 2020 -- Guest: National Association of Postal Supervisors President Brian Wagner

    During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, President Wagner and Bob discuss newly introduced legislation, the Postal Preservation Act (H.R. 7015); the postponement of the 2020 NAPS National Convention; and preparing for the arrival of new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

    • 20 min
    Episode 77 May 22, 2020 -- Guest: Bill McAllister, Washington correspondent for Linn's Stamp News, and former writer and editor for the Washington Post

    Episode 77 May 22, 2020 -- Guest: Bill McAllister, Washington correspondent for Linn's Stamp News, and former writer and editor for the Washington Post

    During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, Bill McAllister and  Bob reflect on the 1992 hiring and on-boarding of former Postmaster  General Marvin Runyon, the last postmaster general hired from the  private sector. From this historical perspective, Bob and Bill discuss  lessons learned as newly hired Postmaster General Louis DeJoy transitions into Postal Headquarters. Bill McAllister has reported on postal issues for over 40 years.

    • 29 min
    Episode 76 May 14, 2020 -- Guest: Rep. Peter King, co-chairman of the Congressional Postal Preservation Caucus

    Episode 76 May 14, 2020 -- Guest: Rep. Peter King, co-chairman of the Congressional Postal Preservation Caucus

    During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, Rep. King and Bob  discuss the creation of the Postal Preservation Caucus, how his  experience as past chairman of the House Homeland Security  Committee informs him of the vital importance of the USPS, and what  Americans can do to ensure that the Postal Service is not victimized by those out to harm  and belittle it.  (Rep. King with officers of NAPS Branch 202 at the recent Legislative  Training Seminar)

    • 20 min
    Episode 75 May 8 2020 -- Guest: NAPS Executive Vice President Ivan Butts

    Episode 75 May 8 2020 -- Guest: NAPS Executive Vice President Ivan Butts

    During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, Bob and Ivan discuss  pivotal news impacting the future of the U.S. Postal Service -- the USPS  Board of Governors hiring Louis DeJoy as  the 75th Postmaster General, the resignation of USPS Governor David  Williams, the newly-released Government Accountability Office report on a sustainable  USPS business model, and NAPS legislative efforts regarding USPS  sustainability in the midst of COVID-19.

    • 30 min
    Episode 74 May 1 2020 -- Creation of the Bipartisan Postal Preservation Caucus

    Episode 74 May 1 2020 -- Creation of the Bipartisan Postal Preservation Caucus

    During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, Bob shares a recording  of a Thursday, April 30 press conference at which time House Oversight  and Reform  Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney  announces the creation of the Postal Preservation Caucus. Maloney is  joined by House Government Operations Subcommittee Chair Gerry Connolly and Rep. Peter  King. They discuss strategies to deal with White House opposition to  postal relief efforts and Senate issues with postal assistance.

    • 24 min

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