H.R. 4974 Perry Amendment Project Labor Agreements (Roll Call 225)
The Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA-04) amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill prohibits using funds to enforce an executive order which encourages federal agencies to require labor agreements on construction projects. Such agreements force contractors to negotiate with unions and make it difficult for competing non-union companies to secure contracts. ACU opposes such agreements, which drive up the cost of projects to taxpayers, and supported this amendment. The House defeated the amendment on May 19, 2016 by a vote of 209-216.