Last week, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., helped get a proposal “that would allow the General Services Administration (GSA) to enter into bargain price purchasing agreements” and, which backers insist, “would save taxpayer dollars...
U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., brought out a bill on the matter on Friday with the support of U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., The congressmen insist the bill will “help support businesses and Florida workers as they continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic” and will help the travel and hotel industries.
Webster and U.S. Rep. Michael Guest, R-Miss., are co-sponsoring the proposal which would “provide the General Services Administration (GSA) with flexibility to pilot the use of public-private partnerships.”
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., wrote GSA on the matter this week. The two congressmen called on GSA to use those per diem rates through at least FY 2022, insisting doing so would help Florida’s tourism industry, though they would prefer GSA to use those rates until FY2026.