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No Background Checks for Federal Contractors? What Could go Wrong?



Download (1)Maxine Waters bill to eliminate background checks for contractors raises serious questions.

House Democrats introduced a bill to block forms of federal grants from going to employers that conduct criminal background checks, or even “inquire” about the criminal history of an applicant. Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in reaction to this misguided measure:

“Apparently stupidity runs so rampant on the Democratic side of the aisle in the House of Representatives that Maxine Waters and David Trone have introduced legislation that would end federal grants given to companies that conduct criminal background checks on their employees.  Under this measure, every defense contractor who conducts background checks would have their contracts stripped and if they aren’t currently conducting criminal background checks, then they should have their government contracts taken away for incompetence.

“What could go wrong?  A few things come to mind. We could have defense secrets stolen, money syphoned from the U.S. mint, and Drug Enforcement Agency contractors moonlighting for drug cartels.



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