ALG urges House passage of Steve King anti-Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements amendment

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Nov. 4, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americansfor Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to include anamendment to the Highway Bill, H.R. 22, from Rep. Steve King which would defund the Davis-Bacon Act's prevailing wage provisions:

 

"Eliminating the prevailing wage provisions from the highway bill will help save taxpayers' money, ensuring that costs for constructions projects are reduced. As the highway bill is often seen as a source of 'shovel ready jobs' the best way to make certain that these funds are used effectively is to reduce the double-digit cost premium that prevailing wages cause.

 

"The House of Representatives should include Representative King's amendment that would ensure that taxpayers get the maximum bang for their buck."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-house-passage-of-steve-king-anti-davis-bacon-prevailing-wage-requirements-amendment/

 

Attachments:

 

Amendment offered by U.S.Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Nov. 3, 2015, at http://amendments-rules.house.gov/amendments/156102815140832832.pdf

 

AMENDMENT OFFERED BY MR. KINGOF IOWA

 

At the end of subtitle Dof title I of division A, add the following:

 

SEC. ll. PREVAILING RATEOF WAGE REQUIREMENTS.

 

None of the funds made available by this Act, including the amendments made by this Act, may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing rate of wage requirements in subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code (commonlyreferred to as the

Davis-Bacon Act).

 

InterviewAvailability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 106 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Rick Manning.

 

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