Davis-Bacon is an antiquated policy that hinders economic opportunity by making fewer jobs available to fewer people.  Repealing it would create jobs, save money, and allow for more critical infrastructure projects to be completed.

That's why I offered an amendment today that would have stripped Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements from the Water Quality Investment Act.

Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the Democratic majority in the House defeated my amendment.  They have made it very clear that they plan to usher in an era of expansive labor mandates and union giveaways that will stifle economic recovery and growth.  That's wrong.

We need to leave Davis-Bacon and these other failed Depression-era policies where they belong: in the history books!