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Legislative Action

Construction Wages

HR 500

The House Economic and Educational Opportunities Subcommittee on Workforce Protections last week approved legislation that would repeal the Davis-Bacon Act, a 1931 law that requires contractors on federally assisted building projects to pay a "prevailing wage." Critics charge that the law inflates some school-construction costs.

Regulation Moratorium

HR 450

The House last month passed by a vote of 276 to 146 a bill that would bar the federal government from issuing new regulations until the end of 1995; it would be retroactive to Nov. 20, 1994

Job Training

The House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education and Training held two hearings last week on job-training issues. Among the witnesses were Augusta Souza Kappner, the Education Department's assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, and former Gov. John R. McKernan Jr. of Maine.

Vol. 14, Issue 24

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