TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes an amendment to H.R. 4447, the “Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act,” expected to be offered by Rep. Abby Finkenauer, that would impose an array of labor and employment restrictions on contractors performing work under this bill. The Chamber will consider including votes on this amendment in our annual “How They Voted” scorecard.
This amendment is a compilation of rejected and flawed ideas stretching back more than 30 years, along with some that are more recent. The net effect, if this amendment was to become law, would be to eliminate many contractors and their subcontractors from being able, or willing, to work on projects funded by this bill, which would defeat the purpose of enactment.