Thursday, October 27, 2005

Bush reverses, reinstates prevailing wages

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., was among congressmen critical of the administration's decision to waive the requirement and who met Wednesday with White House chief of staff Andrew Card. He said Card told them the wage requirement would be reinstated Nov. 8.

"We thought it was bad policy and bad politics, and I guess they accepted our argument," King told The Associated Press. "There's no need to antagonize organized labor.

UPDATE:Of course this had nothing to do with the fact that Dems were all onboard the bill to reverse Bush, a bill which had no Republican co-sponsor, and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) had found a way to force a vote on it by November 7. Thereby putting every representative on record as pro- or anti-labor.

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