H.R.436: Government Neutrality in Contracting Act

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Sponsor Andy Harris, R-Md.
Total Cosponsors 126 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 29, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 29, 2013
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Bill Summary

Government Neutrality in Contracting Act - Directs the head of any federal agency that awards or obligates funds for any construction contract, or that awards grants, provides financial assistance, or enters into cooperative agreements for construction projects, to ensure that bid specifications, project agreements, or other controlling documents do not: (1) require or prohibit a bidder, offeror, contractor, or subcontractor from entering into, or adhering to, agreements with a labor organization, with respect to that construction project or another related construction project; or (2) otherwise discriminate against or give preference to such a party because it did or did not become a signatory or otherwise adhere to such an agreement.

Allows exemptions to avert an imminent threat to public health or safety or to serve national security. Allows additional exemptions for certain projects.

Directs the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to amend the Federal Acquisitio...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 29, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.