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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 every year.

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.

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