News Flash: Biz Doesn't Like Regulations
The Clinton administration on Friday proposed regulations that would disqualify companies with inconsistent records on federal environmental, labor, and tax laws from winning government contracts. The regulations now face a 120-day public review period, and the business community is mounting a major effort to stop the rules from taking effect. Congressional Republicans are siding with business against the regulations. Randy Johnson, a vice president with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber will press Congress to attach a rider to an appropriations bill that would prohibit the administration from using federal funds to implement the rules.