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UPDATE! Coalition Opposes Mandatory Use of PLAs

Tue, July 12, 2022 1:50 PM | Anonymous

#UPDATE TO STORY on Opposition to Mandatory PLA
The Kilmer/Fitzpatrick amendment that would have codified into law President Biden’s required PLA / EO 14063 was withdrawn. After the Rules Committee meeting today, it does not appear that they are offering a substitute amendment that would be specific to the DoD and they do not have the ability to offer a floor amendment. [THEREFORE: The coalition letter will NOT be needed or sent at this time].

Once again, a large coalition of design and construction organizations, groups, and firms have united in their opposition to a proposed amend to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (H.R. 7900) that will likely result in reduced competition, increased costs, delays, poor local hiring outcomes and litigation on critical federal construction contracts.  Amendment No. 1083, offered by Rep. Dale Kilmer, D-Wash., would codify into law President Biden’s Executive Order 14063, which requires project labor agreements on all federal construction contracts of $35 million or more.  CIRT is not opposed to PLA’s, but has consistently opposed “mandatory” or “required” use of PLA’s on direct or funded federal projects.

SEE attached coalition letter to leadership of Congress for details.

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