Capitol Connection: March
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March 9, 2022

GOP Sends Letters Opposing PLA Executive Order

Earlier this week, members of the House and Senate sent letters to President Biden expressing opposition to the executive order (EO) that requires the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects above $35 million. The letters, led by Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN), expressed how the EO would “undermine taxpayer investment in public works projects” and noted how none of the recent infrastructure legislation includes language that encourages or mandates PLAs. The letters also promote the Fair and Open Competition Act (FOCA, H.R.1284/S.403), which IEC supports, which would prevent federal mandates for PLAs, but also ensures federal agencies can still award contracts to businesses that voluntarily enter a PLA. If you haven’t done so already, contact your member of Congress today and urge them to cosponsor FOCA. The following links include copies of the House letter as well as the Senate letter

 

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