On Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper announced that he would take another crack at bringing S. 1486, the Carper-Coburn postal reform bill, to a committee vote. The scheduled date for the committee markup is Wednesday, December 18 — only one or two days prior to the year-end congressional recess. In addition, on Thursday evening, the House passed a “budget agreement” by an overwhelming 332-94 vote that spared current NAPUS members any budget hits. At the same time, the agreement provided NAPUS members with an additional FEHBP enrollment option, self-plus one. Read about these items and NAPUS President-elect Tony Leonardi’s visit to Capitol Hill in the latest issue of the eNAPUS Legislative & Political Bulletin.