November 5, 2021
House Passes Webster Bargain-Price Bill
Washington, DC – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2220 to allow General Services Administration (GSA) to enter into bargain price purchasing agreements. Introduced by Representatives Daniel Webster (R-FL), Michael Guest (R-MS) and Greg Pence (R-IN) the bill passed with broad bipartisan support. H.R. 2220 ensures that the General Services Administration (GSA) is able to negotiate discounted purchase options in situations when the buying of federal property is the cheaper alternative to a long-term lease.
"Every dollar spent in Washington is a dollar taken out of a hardworking American's pocket," said Congressman Webster, R-Clermont. "I ran for Congress pledging to eliminate waste and improve efficiencies, so we are better investing taxpayer dollars. With today's action, we are one step closer to removing unnecessary obstacles that increase costs and replacing them with common sense practices that will save money. I thank my House colleagues for their support for this commonsense bill and encourage my colleagues in the U.S. Senate to pass it in a timely manner."