Opponents say legislation would interfere with competitive sourcing initiatives.
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President cites practice of combining federal contracts into large national agreements as a significant obstacle for small businesses.
Public-private competition placed as many as 1,300 federal jobs at stake.
Compliance with contracting rules is needed if agency wants Defense business, proposed law says.
Lawmakers stripped provision before sending corporate tax bill to President Bush.
In letters to court, high-ranking federal officials praised Darleen Druyun for innovative management under deals she now admits favored Boeing.
House-Senate agreement rekindles debate over federal employees’ rights to challenge A-76 decisions.
Defying veto threat, conferees retain language blocking potential outsourcing of more than 1,300 immigration services jobs.
Health and Human Services’ officials say the vaccine shortfall catches them by surprise.