House Passes Bill to Increase Claims Processing Efficiency Under Davis-Bacon Act

Education & the Workforce Committee

The House of Representatives today approved the Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act (H.R. 6371), legislation that moves responsibility for wage claims adjustments for workers employed by federal contractors from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Department of Labor. Sponsored by Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, the bill received bipartisan support in a vote of 361 to 3.

During floor debate on H.R. 6371, Rep. Walberg said, “The American people expect us to do all we can to promote greater efficiency within the federal government. Washington allocates hundreds of billions of dollars each year on construction projects, affecting workers and employers across the country. We should never allow unnecessary bureaucracy to squander taxpayer resources or stand between workers and the wages they have earned.”

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