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WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) re-introduced the Davis-Bacon Repeal Act Thursday, a bill designed to repeal the wage subsidy law requiring all federally-funded projects worth more than $2,000 to pay workers the “prevailing wage” rate on non-federal projects in the same locality.

“The Davis Bacon Act exemplifies how big government hurts the people it purports to help, gives unfair advantages to favored special interests, and squeezes the middle class,” Sen. Lee said. “The Davis-Bacon Repeal Act would remove these government-imposed obstacles to economic opportunity facing low-skilled workers, and return wasted taxpayer dollars back into the hands of the American people.”

Joining Senator Lee in support of the “Davis-Bacon Repeal Act” are six original cosponsors: Sens. Perdue (R-GA), Cruz (R-TX), Johnson (R-WI), Cornyn (R-TX), Blackburn (R-TN) and Scott (R-SC).