Exempting the Federal Miller Act from Indexing Introduced in the House
Friday, July 7, 2017
Posted by: Bryan Surcouf
Representative Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) has introduced a provision to
exempt the federal Miller Act from the current indexing of federal
acquisition thresholds for inflation. It was introduced as an amendment
to the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),
the annual defense policy bill. This results from the positive and
cooperative effort between The Surety & Fidelity Association of
America and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.
The NDAA has been the vehicle for enactment of provisions from the
federal Construction Procurement Coalition’s legislation in the last two
Congressional sessions, and the NDAA is a bill that historically passes
SFAA and NASBP have worked closely with Rep. Velazquez and her staff
on this issue for the past few years. She is on the House Small
Business Committee and understands the impact on small contractors. The
support of the Construction Coalition was key to this effort.
The House is likely to begin taking up the NDAA after the current recess.
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.