Posts tagged ‘Davis-Bacon’

March 9, 2012

Senate Rejects Keystone Pipeline Restrictions Amendment

The Senate, by a vote of 33-65, rejected Senate Amendment 1817, which provides for the implementation of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada, providing that the oil transported is not subsequently exported, and that all materials in the construction are made in the US. This was seen as a ploy by unions to force union labor in the construction, therefore all 33 votes for the amendment were by Democrats beholden to union interests.

February 7, 2011

Senate Upholds Union Wages in FAA Act

By a 42-55 vote, Senate Amendment 19, which limits the application of the Davis-Bacon Act to the FAA Renewal Act (S. 223), was tabled. It was sponsored by Senators Rand, Vitter, and Alexander. Effectively, any contract work done under the FAA will require any non-union contractor to pay union wages, and eliminates competition from contractors who pay less to their workers.

All Democrat Senators voted to table the Amendment, along with Republican Senators Mike Johanns (NE), Mark Kirk (IL), and Lisa Murkowski (AK).

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