The Davis-Bacon Act
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The Davis-Bacon Act consideration during the 97th Congress

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English


  • Public contracts -- United States,
  • Wages -- Construction workers -- Law and legislation -- United States

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Statementby William G. Whittaker [and] Mary Jane Bolle
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1981-82, reel 11, fr. 0634
ContributionsBolle, Mary Jane, Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p.
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15452394M

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