US Chamber Exec: Davis-Bacon Repeal Unlikely in Pursuit of Infrastructure Plan

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Construction industry stakeholders got a jolt when President Donald Trump recently approached what a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official called a “third rail issue” for building trades unions: changes to the Davis-Bacon Act.

Trump said in a New York Times interview published April 5 that he was “going to make an announcement in two weeks” regarding Davis-Bacon. The law requires contractors on federally funded construction projects to pay prevailing wages for a given area. Trump declined to provide further details when prompted by an interviewer.

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