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On Thursday, two subcommittees of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee will debate President Barack Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” executive order that will help protect taxpayers, law-abiding businesses, and the more than one in five Americans who are employed by companies that do business with the federal government.
Too often, law-breaking companies continue to receive federal contracts worth billions of dollars despite long records of violating laws that are meant to ensure their employees are safe, paid the wages they earn, and not discriminated against. When fully implemented, the order will help contracting agencies identify companies with egregious violations and remediate problems before those companies receive any future contracts.
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