NVTC Among 31 Organizations to Sign Letter Urging House Appropriations Committee to Prevent Government Competition with Private Business
On June 22, NVTC joined a coalition of 30 other national and regional business, taxpayer and free market organizations in sending a letter to U.S. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) recommending that the remaining appropriation bills for 2012 be free of language that inhibits the ability of federal agencies to contract with the private sector, including small business.
The letter comes on the heels of two successful votes in the House to strike language, which would have imposed limitations on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 competitions. The coalition urged Rogers and the House Appropriations Committee to keep similar anti-taxpayer, anti-free enterprise provisions from the remaining appropriations bills.
The next three bills working their way through the House Appropriations Committee all contain language restricting competitions to determine whether private companies can provide commercially available services more efficiently and at a better value to the taxpayer than government employees.
For more information, and for a list of all organizations that signed the letter, click here.