GOP Senators Oppose High-Road Contract Rules

Law360, New York (September 24, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT) -- More than two dozen Republican senators are urging the federal government not to implement a so-called high-road procurement program that would give contractors a leg up if they have better practices than their competitors on wages, benefits, compliance and other measures of corporate citizenship.

In a letter sent Thursday to Karen G. Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, 29 lawmakers expressed their concern over the program, purportedly under consideration by the Obama administration, and asked Mills to “actively discourage” the administration from pursuing the...
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