Bills to revert to old A-76 attract Bush veto threat

The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a $90.6 billion spending bill for the Transportation and Treasury departments and other government offices that would limit privatization of federal jobs.

An amendment by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) survived the committee vote. The amendment would overturn the revised OMB Circular A-76, which set new rules for competitions to outsource government jobs, and direct agencies to use the previous version.

Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D-Md.) added a similar amendment to the House's Treasury, Transportation and General Government appropriations bill.

A statement from the White House said President Bush would veto the bill if the A-76 amendments passed.

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