Bills to revert to old A-76 attract Bush veto threat
- By Jason Miller
- Sep 16, 2004
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.