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Press Release Published: Dec 18, 2023

Comer Statement on Biden Administration Rule on Project Labor Agreements

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today issued the following statement following an announcement of a final rule implementing President Biden’s Executive Order 14063, “Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects.”

“The Biden Administration today moved forward with yet another anti-growth, inflationary policy. This rule discriminates against contractors based on labor affiliation, favors labor unions, raises taxpayer costs, and freezes local workers out of job opportunities. This couldn’t come at a worse time for America’s local economies.

“The Oversight Committee has raised concerns to the Office of Management and Budget about the legal implications and risks of Project Labor Agreements for the construction workforce and our concerns about this rule remain. We are committed to bringing transparency to the dangers of this policy and ensuring all workers get a fair shot at crucial federal projects.”

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