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Short Titles as Introduced

Fair and Open Competition Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To preserve open competition and Federal Government neutrality towards the labor relations of Federal Government contractors on Federal and federally funded construction projects, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

03/15/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

03/28/2017Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
03/28/2017Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
03/15/2017Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/15/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (99)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 03/21/2017
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 03/21/2017
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 03/22/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 03/24/2017
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 03/24/2017
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 03/24/2017
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 03/24/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 03/24/2017
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 03/24/2017
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 03/27/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 03/27/2017
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 03/27/2017
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 03/27/2017
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] 03/27/2017
Rep. Hollingsworth, Trey [R-IN-9] 03/27/2017
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 03/28/2017
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 03/28/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 03/28/2017
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] 03/28/2017
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 03/28/2017
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 03/30/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 03/30/2017
Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] 03/30/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 03/30/2017
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 04/03/2017
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 04/03/2017
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 04/03/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 04/03/2017
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 04/03/2017
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-16] 04/03/2017
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 04/03/2017
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 04/03/2017
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 04/03/2017
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 04/06/2017
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 04/06/2017
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 04/20/2017
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 04/20/2017
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 04/26/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 05/01/2017
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 05/02/2017
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 05/11/2017
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 05/16/2017
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 05/16/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 05/16/2017
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 05/25/2017
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 06/07/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 06/08/2017
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] 06/13/2017
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 06/15/2017
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 06/22/2017
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 06/22/2017
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 06/22/2017
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] 06/22/2017
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 06/23/2017
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 06/23/2017
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 06/26/2017
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 06/26/2017
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 06/27/2017
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 06/27/2017
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 07/10/2017
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 07/11/2017
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 07/27/2017
Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3] 09/06/2017
Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4] 09/13/2017
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 09/25/2017
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 10/02/2017
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 10/04/2017
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 10/04/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 10/05/2017
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 10/05/2017
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 10/11/2017
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 10/25/2017
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 10/31/2017
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 11/02/2017
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2] 11/06/2017
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] 11/07/2017
Rep. Faso, John J. [R-NY-19] 11/28/2017
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 12/01/2017
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 12/04/2017
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 12/07/2017
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 12/11/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 12/11/2017
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 12/11/2017
Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1] 12/12/2017
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7] 01/09/2018
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 02/07/2018
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 02/27/2018
Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] 04/27/2018
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 06/28/2018
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 06/28/2018
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 07/12/2018
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 07/17/2018
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 07/17/2018
Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] 07/18/2018
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 07/23/2018
Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] 08/14/2018
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 09/06/2018
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 09/07/2018
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 09/17/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Oversight and Government Reform03/15/2017 Referred to
03/28/2017 Markup by

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Introduced in House (03/15/2017)

Fair and Open Competition Act or FOCA Act

This bill prohibits a federal executive agency that awards any construction contract after the enactment of this bill from requiring or prohibiting a contract bidder from entering into agreements with labor organizations (i.e., Project Labor Agreements [PLAs]) or otherwise discriminating against a bidder or contractor who signs, or refuses to sign, a PLA.

Agencies that award grants, provide financial assistance, or enter into cooperative agreements for construction projects after the enactment of this bill must ensure that the bid specifications, project agreements, or other controlling documents for such projects do not contain any requirements or prohibitions relating to PLAs.

An agency may exempt a particular project or grant from the prohibition of this bill if it determines that special circumstances exist requiring an exemption to avert an imminent threat to public health or safety or to serve the national security.