Take action to ensure fairness and eliminate government waste in federal construction contracting.
Call or write your senators and representative to co-sponsor the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (S. 90/H.R. 983), introduced Jan. 6 by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and Feb. 11 by Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.). Click here to access ABC’s Grassroots Action Center.
The Government Neutrality in Contracting Act protects federal and federally funded construction contracts from government mandated Project Labor Agreement requirements and will allow merit shop contractors to have a fair and open chance at competing to rebuild America’s infrastructure.
Here are some fast facts about the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act:
- Codifies language from President Bush’s Executive Order 13202 into law.
- Prohibits federal agencies engaged in federal and federally assisted construction contracting from requiring any contractor or subcontractor to sign a union agreement as a condition of performing government work.
- Applies to contracts awarded by federal agencies and construction managers acting on behalf of government agencies.
- Applies to local or state projects receiving federal financial assistance.
- Contractors are permitted to voluntarily enter into PLAs.
Express your opposition to President Obama’s Executive Order 13502, which encourages the use of PLAs on federal construction projects over $25 million, by supporting this the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act.
ABC strongly supports the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act as it will preserve full and open competition on federal and federally funded construction contracts. Please take action today.