February 6, 2020

U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Member of Congress,

We write in support of the Freedom from Government Competition Act (FFGCA) and urge both the House and Senate to pass this important piece of legislation.

Introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), S. 2990, and Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.), H.R. 5329, FFGCA eliminates waste in the federal government by requiring a “Yellow Pages” test on government services. The “Yellow Pages” test subjects duplicative services in both the federal government and private sector to competition.

FFGCA does not mandate privatization; rather, it proposes competition in executive branch agencies with the private sector to make certain the government is not unfairly competing with small businesses while also giving the option to preserve those activities that only the government should do.

In a January 28, 2015 Office of Management and Budget report, 1.12 million full-time-equivalent employees were identified in jobs that were not inherently governmental. Subjecting all federal commercial operations to a “Yellow Pages” test could help boost the economy, grow jobs, and reap significant annual savings.


Tom Schatz
President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Grover Norquist
President, Americans for Tax Reform

Adam Brandon
President, FreedomWorks

Peter Sepp
President, National Taxpayers Union

Andrew Quinlan
President, Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Phil Kerpen
President, American Commitment

Olivia Grady
Senior Fellow, Worker Freedom

Heather R. Higgins
CEO, Independent Women’s Voice

Bob Carlstrom
President, AMAC Action

Brent Wm. Gardner
Chief Government Affairs Officer, Americans for Prosperity