The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform favorably reported the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671) out of committee. The bill, introduced by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), would increase fair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects by preventing federal agencies from requiring contractors to sign project labor agreements as a condition of winning federal or federally assisted construction contracts. It has more than 100 cosponsors. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has introduced companion legislation (S. 71), which awaits further action in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.