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Democrats Seek To Codify Obama Contracting Order In Infrastructure Plan

March 09, 2018
Senate Democrats have unveiled an alternative to the Trump administration's infrastructure plan that calls for, among other things, restoring an Obama-era executive order and related rules that barred firms with poor safety records from receiving federal infrastructure contracts. But the plan, which is largely viewed as a messaging exercise, is unlikely to gain GOP support as Republicans are unlikely to agree to Democrats' calls to codify Obama's policy nor their proposal to pay for any new infrastructure program by repealing...

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