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Top Senate GOPer Alexander, Catering To Right, Seeks To Ax Davis-Bacon

WASHINGTON–In an obvious bid to cater to the Radical Right, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., top Republican on the panel that handles workers’ issues, launched a bid to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. Though Alexander’s bill, unveiled July 17, will go nowhere in Congress, it precedes the August Tennessee primary, where he faces a Right Wing challenger.

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House GOP Anti-Davis-Bacon Move Loses, Again

WASHINGTON—By a 231-192 tally, yet another House Republican move to trash workers’ rights and incomes – by repealing the Davis-Bacon Act’s requirement that firms constructing federal projects pay locally prevailing wages – lost on June 4.

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