U.S. House Overwhelmingly Rejects Attack on Davis-Bacon Act

52 Republicans Express Support for Prevailing Wage Statute 



WASHINGTON, DC (May 1, 2015) — The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the defeat of an amendment to H.R.2029 – The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016 – that would have denied enforcement of the Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage statute on military construction projects:

“With the support of 52 Republican members, an overwhelming bi-partisan majority in the United States House of Representatives has once again rejected an attempt to eradicate the Davis-Bacon Act, which ensures the protection of local community wage and benefit standards on federally-funded construction projects.  The amendment, sponsored by Representative Steve King (R-IA) was defeated by a decisive vote of 186-235.