GAO Data Adds Fuel To Contractor Pay Debate

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT) -- Democratic legislators have seized on new data published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office to support estimates that the government could save about $500 million per year by lowering the amount it pays toward contractor salaries, but experts warn that after years of struggle, the legislative battle is only likely to get uglier.

Following the GAO's Wednesday report, lawmakers introduced three separate legislative proposals renewing efforts to crack down on payments to contractor executives. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who has previously pushed for lowering the cap...
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