H.R. 5538 King Amendment Repeal of Davis-Bacon Act (Roll Call 448)
The Congressman Steve King (R-IA-04) amendment to the Department of the Interior Appropriations bill prohibits using funds to enforce the prevailing wage provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act, a Depression-era price control. ACU opposes artificial wage requirements that drive up the cost of projects and supported this amendment. The House defeated the amendment on July 13, 2016 by a vote of 188-238.