NSPS lobbyist John "JB" Byrd recently met with Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ). Representing Arizona's 4th Congressional District, Rep. Gosar serves on the House Committees on Natural Resources and Oversight, and Government Reform. These panels oversee Federal lands, the Interior Department, NOAA, and the Forest Service, as well as Federal procurement.
Rep. Gosar (R-AZ) introduced H.R. 924, the "Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act", to require the calculation of wages for public works projects, such as those under the Davis-Bacon Act, be based on actual statistics calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The bill also allows savings to be used on additional worthwhile infrastructure projects around the country. Research conducted by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that upwards of $13 billion could be wasted over 10 years if Davis-Bacon is left unreformed.