Wednesday's sweeping stop-loss order could jeopardize future recruitment and retention efforts, especially in reserve units.
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Extra security steps tangle procedures and cost millions.
The bill, approved unanimously, would give the Postal Service much more flexibility to act like a business.
It is far too soon for House Republicans to mount a suicide watch.
House, Senate committees will take up legislation this week to overhaul the Postal Service, eliminate TSP open seasons and boost whistleblower protections.
Federal agencies unveil protection and surveillance plans, but questions linger over whether homeland security roles are clear enough.
Administration support for the Senate bill would strengthen that chamber's position in a fight over House language on industrial base protections and arms export restrictions.
House Democrat calls for increased congressional oversight of the project to track foreign visitors to the United States.