TheTruthAboutPLAs.com readers know Congressman Guinta has worked tirelessly to ensure federal construction contracts, like the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps Center in Manchester, are truly open to all of New Hampshire’s qualified businesses and construction workforce instead of only well-connected special interests and out-of-state contractors. (Learn more about this project and related controversy here).
In the 112th Congress, Rep. Guinta was an outspoken critic of anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and took the following steps to protect free enterprise:
- Inroduced an amendment to the 2011 Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1) restricting their use on federal construction projects.
- Cosponsored legislation called the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 735) prohibiting PLA schemes on federal and federally assisted construction projects.
- Voted in support of provisions that will restore fair and open competition in federal contracting by prohibiting government-mandated PLAs. (Roll Call No.’s 302, 267, 413, 396, and 26).
Congressman Guinta should be commended for his vigilance against crony contracting and ongoing efforts to expose waste and protect taxpayers in New Hampshire and across the country.
The construction industry and taxpayers have a friend in Rep. Guinta and need to do all that they can to send him back to Washington Nov. 6.