On June 16, House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer, Ky., and 12 other House Republicans sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget raising concerns about the implementation of President Biden’s Executive Order 14063, “Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects,” highlighting concerns that the proposal will raise taxpayer costs, cut nonunion workers out of federal projects and force right-to-work states to freeze local workers out of cooperative federal projects. The executive order mandates PLAs on federal construction projects of $35 million or more.
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13 House Republicans Warn OMB About PLA Mandate Rulemaking
Member Comments Needed on FWHA’s Union Labor Requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation
The comment deadline for the Federal Highway Administration’s June 22 proposed rule for the National Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program is Aug. 22. The proposed rule would require contractors to use government-registered apprentices and the...
On Aug. 15, ABC submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s notice of a proposed revision to the Information Collection Request, titled “Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates.” This ICR governs the WD-10 form used in wage...
On Aug. 15, ABC submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of its proposed Small Projects and De Minimis General Applicability Waivers for Buy America requirements.
The controversial, $740 billion partisan budget reconciliation package, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, was signed into law by President Biden August 16 with new prevailing wage and registered apprenticeship mandates on private clean energy construction.
House Democrats passed the Senate-approved $740 billion reconciliation package, the Inflation Reduction Act, by a 220-207 strictly partisan vote on Aug. 12. Ahead of the House vote, ABC issued a key vote against House passage, highlighting a critical change from the...