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Secrecy News reports that Bush’s suspension of the Davis-Bacon Act may not be legal. The law that allows the president to take this action was superseeded by the National Emergencies Act of 1976. The president can suspend Davis-Bacon under the old law, but only if certain proceedural formalities are followed — none of which Bush followed.

This doesn’t change the fact that Bush has harmed working people by taking this action — until somebody sues to reverse Bush’s act, or until Congress passes a law requiring enforcement of Davis-Bacon in the gulf states (such a law has been introduced), workers won’t be getting a fair shake.

Posted on September 19th, 2005 by Katxena