NTU urges all Representatives to vote“YES” on Amendment #273 to the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 1. Introduced byRepresentative Steve King (R-IA), this amendment would effectively eliminatethe “Davis-Bacon” prevailing wage requirement for projects funded in the bill.
The Davis-Bacon Act contains on outdated and bureaucraticprovision that requires the federal government to pay “prevailing wages” on publicworks projects. On average, taxpayers are forced to pay wages that are 22percent higher than market rates. The result, according to the HeritageFoundation, is nearly $11 billion worth of additional costs this year alone andfewer job opportunities on each project. With Congress’ $1.6 trillionoverspending problem this year and a $14 trillion national debt, taxpayerssimply cannot afford to pay inflated wages for public projects any longer.
Roll call votes onthe King Amendment (#273) will be significantly weighted in our annualRating of Congress and a “YES” vote will be considered the pro-taxpayerposition.
If you have any questions, please contact:
NTU Vice President of Government Affairs Andrew Moylanat (703) 683-5700