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Key Vote Alert - "YES" to King Amendment (#273)

04:41 PM | Link to Alert: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/?postID=14771

KEY VOTE ALERT
"YES" ON THE KING AMENDMENT (#273)

The Club for Growth urges members of the House to vote "YES" on the Rep. Steve King amendment (#273) to the FY11 continuing resolution (HR 1). This vote will be included in the Club for Growth's 2011 Congressional Scorecard.

The amendment would prohibit funds from being used to administer Davis-Bacon "prevailing wage" requirements with respect to any project or program funded in this bill.

These artificially higher wages, usually corresponding to union wage rates, would result in a higher cost to taxpayers, less return per dollar spent, and fewer jobs. It would also shield unions from much-needed competition.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

UPDATE:  The House rejected this amendment, 189-233.

 

From Club Members

The Club for Growth is one of the only organizations in Washington truly fighting for growth oriented economic policies and not rent-seeking corporatist socialism for the rich. When the Republican and Democratic Parties were bailing out the banks, insurance companies, and the auto sector, the Club courageously stood against all of the above.

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