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AGC Urges Congress to Stop Blacklisting Executive Order

March 18, 2016

Urge Your Congressman to Delay Implementation

Please contact your member of Congress to urge them to delay implementation of the Blacklisting Executive Order. This President Obama executive order will require federal prime and subcontractors to report violations of 14 federal labor laws and "equivalent" state labor laws during the previous three years, and again every six months, on federal contracts over $500,000.

Essentially, the Blacklisting Executive Order allows federal agency contracting officers to de-facto debar a federal construction prime contractor or subcontractor on a contract-by-contract basis—during either the solicitation process or after contract award—for a single labor law violation. AGC is working with Representative Scott Rigell (R-Va.) to urge his colleagues to include language in the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Service and General Government Appropriations Act that requires the Obama Administration to conduct a thorough analysis and impact assessment of the Blacklisting Executive Order 13673 before its implementation or enforcement is permitted to continue.  A final rule implementing this executive order is expected before President Obama leaves office, which would make it difficult to undo.

For more information, please contact Jimmy Christianson at 703-837-5325 or christiansonj@agc.org

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