OPPOSE Hunter Amendment #57

The work undertaken by seafarers is often arduous and dangerous, and can leave them particularly vulnerable to personal injury, illness, or even death. Because affliction can strike anytime and anywhere on the high seas, maritime law has always ensured seafarers
the right to seek “maintenance and cure” (medical care and compensation) for injuries, illness, and death, to be paid by the vessel owner or operator.

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Fast Facts on Gosar AMENDMENT #5 to NDAA

I invite you to support my amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require the calculation of wages for public works projects be based on actual statistics calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as opposed to the current
process which determines these rates based on fundamentally flawed surveys within the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) within the Department of Defense (DoD).  A 2008 Department of Labor Inspector General (IG) report found that “one or more errors existed in 100
percent of the wage reports.”  Research conducted by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that upwards of $13 billion could be wasted over 10 years if Davis-Bacon is left unreformed.  Another reputable economic analysis projected that reforming
the current method would have saved the federal government nearly $11 billion in 2011 alone.

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