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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 407-05
October 26, 2005

STATEMENT BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON THE DAVIS-BACON ACT

"I am pleased that President Bush has agreed to restore the application of the Davis-Bacon Act to the Gulf Coast Region. As I pointed out in my letter to the President and Congress, the Davis-Bacon Act sets a minimum standard of compensation for workers to create stability and ensure quality construction. Its restoration will mean that skilled trades-people will be paid a fair wage for their efforts to quickly rebuild the communities hurt by Hurricane Katrina."







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