House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

House Committee Passes Fair and Open Competition Act Targeting Federal Project Labor Agreement Mandates

0 March 31, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction

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This week the merit shop contracting community hit an important legislative milestone in its campaign for fair and open competition in government contracting. ABC issued a press release Tuesday applauding the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for favorably reporting out of committee the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1552), introduced in the 115th Congress by […]

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Coalition to House: Champion Bill Reforming Unfair Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Schemes

0 March 17, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction

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A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups sent a letter to the United States House of Representatives March 16 opposing government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. The letter asks House members to cosponsor the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1552), […]

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Passes The Government Neutrality in Contracting Act

0 January 12, 2016  Featured, Federal Construction

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Today the merit shop contracting community hit an important legislative milestone in its campaign for fair and open competition in government contracting. ABC issued a press release today applauding the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for passing the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671), introduced by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.). With nearly 100 cosponsors and […]

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Beacon Hill Institute Responds to Attacks on Project Labor Agreement Research

0 July 22, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

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Dr. David Tuerck, Executive Director of The Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at Suffolk University, asked TheTruthAboutPLAs.com to post the following note and related correspondence to U.S. Congress in response to attacks by Dr. Peter Phillips, economics professor at the University of Utah, on BHI’s research on the impact of government-mandated […]

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ABC Members Testify in Support of Legislation Restoring Fairness in Federal Contracting

0 June 7, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

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On June 3, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform Subcommittee held a hearing, “H.R. 735 and Project Labor Agreements: Restoring Competition and Neutrality to Government Construction Projects.” The subcommittee, chaired by Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.), heard testimony about the negative impact of President Obama’s controversial Executive Order 13502 […]

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U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to Examine Costly Government-Mandated PLAs Again

0 June 1, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On Friday, June 3, at 9:30 AM, the Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing, “H.R. 735 and Project Labor Agreements: Restoring Competition and Neutrality to Government Construction Projects.” This hearing is the next step in the legislative process towards House passage […]

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ABC Tells Congess: Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Violate Federal Law

0 March 16, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

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In an update to our post from earlier today, here is a press release from ABC National on today’s House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee’s Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending Subcommittee (chaired by Rep. Jordan of Ohio) hearing called, Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: The Cost of Doing Business in the Construction […]

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U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to Examine Costly Government-Mandated PLAs

0 March 16, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Today at 1:30 PM, the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee’s (chaired by Rep. Issa of California) Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending Subcommittee (chaired by Rep. Jordan of Ohio) is holding a hearing called, Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: The Cost of Doing Business in the Construction Industry. The hearing will focus […]

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GSA’s Policy of Big Labor Favoritism Draws Congressional Inquiry

2 December 18, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

After recent media reports exposed how the Obama Administration and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) have conspired to steer lucrative federal construction contracts to businesses willing to build federal projects utilizing a union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA),  members of Congress are starting to ask questions. This week, nineteen GOP members of Congress, including the incoming […]

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