Legislation passed by the House of Representatives contains language that would allow government agencies to buy directly from commercially run online marketplaces, significantly altering the way commercial companies sell everyday products and services to the U.S. military and federal agencies. The bill’s supporters see this as a way to reduce bureaucracy and drive down prices for the government but some are worried the marketplaces will introduce new costs into the process, make procurement less transparent, and create an environment with less open competition.

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