Senators Introduce Bicameral Legislation To Protect Taxpayer Dollars In Government Contracting
On Thursday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Representatives Ted Budd (N.C.-13) and Francis Rooney (Fla.-19) announced introduction of the Fair and Open Competition Act, which would lower government construction costs by increasing competition and opportunities for contractors to bid on government work. The legislation would ensure that the federal government cannot mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal projects, thereby increasing competition and lowering construction costs for taxpayers. Supporters of the Fair and Open Competition Act include the American Fire Sprinkler Association, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, Business Coalition for Fair Competition, Construction Industry Round Table, Electronic Security Association, Independent Electrical Contractors, National Association of Home Builders, National Black Chamber of Commerce, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, NFIB, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, and U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
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