Columnist Joe Davidson interviewed all candidates vying for two Northern Virginia congressional seats.
Recent changes to delivery standards have resulted in slower mail across the nation, according to a GAO report.
The law regulates the political activities that federal workers may and may not engage in.
Employees are a third of the way to clearing 100,000-signature petition threshold for a bonus day off on Dec. 26. Then President Obama will consider it.
The DHS secretary announced the move, citing the recent shooting in Canada and terrorist threats.
This is the last in series of columns on Northern Virginia candidates in open congressional districts with lots of feds.