CRS Urges Congressional Action on Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2017

Along with Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), Americans for Tax Reform, FreedomWorks, and others, the Coalition urges the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to hold a markup on H.R. 1339, the Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2017.

The legislation “eliminates waste in the federal government by requiring a “Yellow Pages” test for government services. The “Yellow Pages” test directs agencies to identify certain functions that could be opened up to competitive bidding. H.R. 1339 does not mandate privatization; rather, it envisions a system in which private sector companies could compete alongside the federal government for the opportunity to perform these functions more efficiently and at a lower cost to taxpayers.”

Read the full coalition letter here.