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The Davis-Bacon Act is a federal law that costs taxpayers $1 billion annually in inflated construction costs and more than $100 million in administrative costs. This law, says the Institute For Justice, was created with the explicit government purpose of keeping Blacks from working in the building trades. Clint Bolick, Vice President and Director of Litigations at the Institute for Justice in Washington, DC.  When asked why Black members of Congress have not challenged this law, Bolick believes that they value their relationship with organized labor e more highly than providing job opportunities for their constituencies.



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