Twenty One Congressmen Sign Letter Urging Prevention Of Government Competition With Private Business
A contingent of 21 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), sent a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) recommending that the remaining 2012 appropriation bills be free of provisions that inhibit the ability of federal agencies to contract with the private sector, including small business.
In the July 14 letter, the 21 House members stated, "We believe Congress should continue to encourage small business and private sector job creation, not protect inefficient monopolies within the bureaucracy. We respectfully urge you to keep similar anti-competition, anti-free enterprise provisions from the remaining appropriations bills."
"On behalf of the American Bus Association, I want to thank Representative Hayworth and her colleagues for spearheading this effort," said ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso. "Far too often, private bus operators face unfair competition from less-efficient transit agencies that are subsidized by the government. I hope every ABA member will contact their member of Congress to ask that they support Representative Hayworth's work."
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