Monday 30th November 2020

It’s called the SWAMP Act;  the Strategic Withdrawal of Agencies for Meaningful Placement Act.

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is introducing the legislation to establish a competitive bidding process to allows states, cities, and towns across the country to compete to be the new home for several federal agencies.

The SWAMP Act would exempt the Executive Office of the President, the Department of Defense, and all other national security-related agencies that must be in close proximity to Congress and the White House.  Ernst says moving the offices would save money in expenses — and uses Iowa as an example.

Ernst feels the moves would provide the states to bring in new federal jobs. And she says the move would save the federal government money in worker salaries.

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