Additional Mid-week Update

The FEHBlog ran across this Joe Davidson column about House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz’s retirement from Congress this Friday. Here are his valedictory observations on postal reform:

Postal reform: After many years of trying, the committee under Chaffetz approved legislation to stabilize faltering Postal Service finances. The bipartisan bill was supported by postal management, unions and industry mailers. This major accomplishment, however, turned to frustration when the Republican leadership did not schedule the bill for a House vote.
That leaves him the “most frustrated and just flat-out disappointed … I’m fairly critical of my own leadership because I see no good reason not to move it. It saves money, it’s bipartisan and it’s desperately needed … I’m dumbfounded as to why it hasn’t been brought up.”
Asked why, the offices of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) had no comment.

The FEHBlog also spotted this helpful American Hospital Association cybersecurity page.  The resource leads with information about the sources of the latest ransomware attacks — the Petya and WannaCry viruses.

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