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Saturday, January 24, 2004

Outsourcing and the Omnibus

Although it has not been widely reported here in the United States, on of the key provisions of the omnibus bill was a limitation on outsourcing of public contracts. As reported by ExpressIndia, however, theU.S. has passed its first law against outsourcing. "The provision is the first federal law that limits companies from performing contracted work outside the US ever since outsourcing became a potent political issue in the US a year ago. "

Now, when the federal government gives contracts to an American firm, that firm cannot give subcontracts out of that to a source outside the United States. I wonder why those Senators on the campaign trail who bemoan the loss of jobs outside the U.S. voted against the bill?

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