Richard Markuson recently wrote about the coalition efforts of Business Coalition for Fair Competition. “They recently wrote President Donald J. Trump to ask he rescind the Obama-era executive order13502 that encourages federal agencies to use PLAs on any federal or federally assisted project of $25 million or more. The coalition wrote that PLAs prevent contractors from being able to … [Read more…]
57 years ago this weekend – January 15, 1955 – President Dwight Eisenhower promulgated a federal policy that is as relevant today as it was the day it was issued, if not more so. Bureau of the Budget Bulletin 55-4 stated, “The Federal government will not start or carry on any commercial activity to provide a service … [Read more…]
By Charles S. Clark And free-market advocacy groups such as the Business Coalition for Fair Competition continued pushing their Yellow Pages test. Coalition President John Palatiello frequently has said, “If a product or service can be found from a private business in the Yellow Pages, the government should not be doing it.” Read More….
Washington, DC, May 26, 2011– The Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC) applauded the adoption of an amendment this week placing a moratorium on the insourcing of commercial activities in the Department of Defense in H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in the U.S. House of Representatives. The amendment establishes a “sense of the Congress” moratorium on … [Read more…]
Washington, DC, April 12, 2011 – The Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC) applauded the introduction of legislation in the U.S. Congress today to reduce the amount of unfair government competition with the private sector, including small business. The “Freedom From Government Competition Act” (S. 785 and H.R. 1474, respectively), was introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD) and … [Read more…]
Reston, VA, February 17, 2011 – The Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC) today applauded the U.S. Senate for unanimously adopting an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to the FAA Reauthorization Bill to ensure that airports can choose the private sector to meet its passenger screening needs. Senator Blunt’s amendment prohibits TSA from rejecting any airports from opting-out … [Read more…]
Washington, DC, January 10, 2011 – The Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC) applauds President Obama for signing the National Defense Authorization for fiscal year 2011 into law without provisions that included ‘insourcing’ on January 7, 2011. “By removing these onerous provisions Congress and the President handed a victory to taxpayers, private sector firms, including small business, and private … [Read more…]
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by Camilo Rodriguez The Business Coalition for Fair Competition, an alliance of associations, firms, think tanks, and organizations, opposes insourcing and believes the federal government should rely on the private sector, not engage in unfair competition with it. In a letter to the acting director of the Office of Monetary Budgeting in response to Gates’ comments and the … [Read more…]
Washington, DC, October 28, 2010 – The Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC) today released key vote ratings for the 111thCongress (2009-2010). “This scorecard shows how members of the House and Senate each voted on 10 key issues in the 111th Congress,” John Palatiello BCFC President said at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. To call attention to … [Read more…]