For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Keith Rutter
Phone: 202-347-1122
Email: pogo@pogo.org

POGO Supports Intent of "High Road" Contracting Policies

WASHINGTON - Contractors and Members of Congress are taking turns criticizing
White House attempts to enforce laws requiring contracts to only be
awarded to responsible contractors. POGO's focus has always been on
overall contractor accountability and keeping taxpayer dollars from
risky contractors that violate laws and regulations or aren't in good
standing with the government.

"POGO supports expanded consideration of responsibility factors when
awarding federal contracts," stated POGO's general counsel, Scott Amey.
"The federal contracting system should allow for reasonable discretion
and flexibility, and taxpayers benefit when enhanced contractor
responsibility factors are considered."

Today POGO, along with the Center for American Progress Action Fund and OMB Watch, sent a letter to President Obama encouraging the Administration to use contractors that are ethical and responsible and comply with law.

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