What: All Issues : Labor Rights : Rights of Public Employees : HR 5120. Treasury-Postal Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Limit Outsourcing of Public Services Under the Purview of the Treasury-Postal Appropriations Bill.
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HR 5120. Treasury-Postal Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Limit Outsourcing of Public Services Under the Purview of the Treasury-Postal Appropriations Bill.
house Roll Call 336     Jul 24, 2002
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
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One of President Bush's domestic goals was to reduce the size of the federal workforce as much as possible. Toward that end, the administration was aggressively pursuing efforts to contract services out to the private sector. Moran (D-VA) proposed an amendment to the spending bill for the Treasury Department, Postal Service, and White House that prohibited setting quotas for such outsourcing. Progressives supported this amendment because they saw no need to outsource for the sake of outsourcing, and they felt quotas would encourage the privatization of government jobs just to meet a numerical goal and with no other rationale. Progressives voted for the amendment and it passed, 261-166.

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