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Why Congressmen Are Fighting To Repeal Worker Protections

The idea is simple: construction contractors should pay their laborers and subcontractors fairly for the work they perform on publicly funded projects. Indeed, they are required to do so by law. The Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), passed in 1931, establishes that workers be paid "no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area."