Contractor: Davis-Bacon nets taxpayers four buildings for the price of five

Source: Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Washington, D.C.

Testifying on Capitol Hill at a hearing, “Examining the Department of Labor’s Implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act,” ABC representative Thomas Mistick observed, “At a time of shrinking public construction budgets, the Act’s fundamentally flawed system is arbitrarily limiting the amount of construction that can be built by needlessly increasing project costs. Jobs have been lost, businesses have closed and taxpayers are getting four buildings for the price of five because of this broken process.”

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