A second coalition letter was sent to Rep. Trey Gowdy and Rep. Elijah Cummings describing their clear support for H.R. 1339, the “Freedom From Government Competition Act (FFGCA) of 2017”. “The Federal government employs some 2 million Executive Branch, Non-Postal, Fulltime, Permanent Employees. Some 1,120,000 of those employees – are in jobs that are “commercial” in nature according … [Read more…]
Politico’s Morning Transportation reports that Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and a coalition of 13 other construction and business associations sent President Trump a Jan. 24, 2018, letter urging the administration to eliminate government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal and federally assisted projects, allowing all qualified contractors and Americans to fairly compete to build and work on these taxpayer-funded projects. In the letter, … [Read more…]
A coalition of organizations urged the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to hold a markup as soon as possible on H.R. 1339, the Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2017. The coalition letter described wasteful spending that could save taxpayers more than $27 billion annually. Also posted at CEI.
The Yellow Pages Caucus including Rep. Pete Sessions, Rep. John Duncan, Rep. Jeff Duncan, Rep. Jody Hice, Rep. John Culberson, and Rep. Jason Lewis submitted a letter of support to the Freedom of Government Competition Act of 2017 (H.R. 1339). The letter states that the members, “believe this legislation is essential to reform the Federal … [Read more…]
“Continuing in the strength-in-numbers approach, last year NASBP joined the Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC), a coalition of trade associations, businesses, and organizations dedicated to free enterprise, relief from unfair government-sponsored competition, and smaller, more efficient government. Of particular interest to NASBP was BCFC’s letter to the House Transportation Special Public-Private Partnership Committee, which stated … [Read more…]
Greetings! As you have likely heard by now, Congress will spend significant time working on passing a new “jobs” bill in December. BCFC is working with members of Congress on amendment language for government agencies to utilize the private sector to the maximum extent practical, thus creating private sector jobs. Whereas the original Stimulus bill passed earlier … [Read more…]