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house Bill H.R. 448

Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Workforce Protections
    IntroducedFebruary 1st, 2013

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Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act

Official Title

To require that the prevailing wage utilized for purposes of subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Davis-Bacon Act), be determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act - Requires that the locally prevailing wage paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics working under federally-financed or federally-assisted contracts for construction, alteration, and repair of public buildings or public works (Davis-Bacon Act) be determined by the Secretary of Labor (as under current law), but acting through the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), using surveys carried out by BLS that use proper random statistical sampling techniques.

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