SD Sen. Seeks To Ramp Up Private Gov't Contracts

Law360, New York (April 13, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT) -- Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., reintroduced a bill on Tuesday that would force federal government agencies to rely more heavily on private contractors for goods and services, touting the measure as a way to save taxpayers money.

The Freedom from Government Competition Act, or S. 785, would require U.S. agencies to use private contractors rather than provide the services themselves with several exceptions, including national security reasons.

According to Thune, taxpayers can save as much as $27 billion every year if the federal government does not “unfairly...
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