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In an August 3 letter to eight committee and subcommittee chairs, the FAR Council and the Department of Labor indicated that the comment period for the “Fair Pay Safe Workplaces” proposed FAR Rule and related DOL Guidance would be extended to August 26 (from the current date of August 11, 2015).  On July 15, as previously discussed here, the chairs of the House committees of jurisdiction sent a letter to Labor Secretary Perez and OFPP Administrator Rung citing procedural and substantive flaws with the rulemaking (explained in more detail on our government contracts blog) and requesting that the agencies withdraw it, or, at a minimum, extend the public comment period an additional 90 days.