By Ramsey Cox
The Senate passed a House bill Tuesday that would transfer some responsibility from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Department of Labor.
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) introduced the Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act, H.R. 2747, which transfers authority from the GAO to the Department of Labor (DOL) to pay federal wage adjustment claims under the Davis-Bacon Act.
The House passed the bill on a 396-10 vote in September.
The bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature before becoming law.
The Senate passed the bill through a unanimous consent agreement before adjourning for the evening. Several military nominations were confirmed the same way.
The Senate is expected to continue work on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) for the rest of the week.