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$10 Bln Accenture Deal Faces House Hurdle

A U.S. House of Representatives committee passed a measure on Wednesday that would block Accenture Ltd from a $10 billion security contract because the consulting firm is not based in the United States. The House Appropriations Committee voted 35-17 to modify the Department of Homeland Security’s $32 billion budget to prevent Bermuda-based Accenture from implementing a program that would track foreign visitors. “It is simply wrong for the Department of Homeland Security to award an expatriate with the largest corporate contract to date,” said Connecticut Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a co-sponsor of the amendment. “We have two other competitors who are paying their taxes in the United States,” DeLauro added. Full Story

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