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View From Wiley Rein: Revisiting President Obama’s Executive Orders—Has Congressional Gridlock Made Government Contractors the New Laboratories of Democracy?

Bloomberg BNA's Federal Contracts Report
December 30, 2014

The president’s authority to issue executive orders is a particularly hot topic these days in light of President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration.  There has also been much discussion in recent months about a series of new executive orders affecting government contractors, many of which address labor policy and workers’ rights.  Putting aside for a moment the wisdom of the policy choices underlying these actions, a look back at some of President Obama’s executive orders affecting government contractors reveals an interesting development.  Click here to read the full article.

(Reproduced with permission from Federal Contracts Report, 102 FCR 748, 12/30/2014. Copyright © 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)