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.