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MAPPS President to Participate in Congressional News Event

February 15, 2012

MAPPS President Dick McDonald, T-3 Global Strategies (Bridgeville, Pa.) will join U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Don Manzullo (R-IL) at a news conference tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. to announce House legislation that will permit manufacturers and service providers to compete on equal footing for contracts with the federal government by reforming Federal Prison Industries (FPI).

NEWS CONFERENCE ON JOBS BILL

When:
2:30 p.m. 
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Where:
House Visitors Center, U.S. Capitol Building
Room: HVC-200
Washington D.C.

  Speakers:
U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI); Carolyn Maloney (D-NY); James Sensenbrenner (R-WI);
Walter Jones (R-NC); Don Manzullo (R-IL)

       Dick McDonald, MAPPS president, and director of Geospatial Services
T3 Global Strategies, Bridgeville, Pa.

          John Palatiello, president
Business Coalition for Fair Competition, Reston, Va.

          Alan Bubes, chief executive officer
Linens of the Week, Washington D.C.

  Jonathan Long, program manager
Propper International, Weldon Spring, Mo.

Currently co-sponsored by 12 bipartisan members of the U.S. House and supported by 10 business organizations, H.R. 3634 provides greater competition in federal contracting by permitting private sector firms, including small business, more opportunities by reducing the unfair advantages of Federal Prison Industries. Additionally, H.R. 3634 would prohibit FPI and its inmate workers from having access to a variety of geospatial information, about individual citizens' property or critical infrastructure location.

For more information and/or to RSVP, contact John "JB" Byrd at jbyrd@mapps.org.