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Associated Builders and Contractors Criticizes New DOL Regulations for Federal Contractors

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:27 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today criticized two final rules from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that drastically alter federal contractors’ existing affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations for veterans and individuals with disabilities.  
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Associated Builders and Contractors Launches Congressional Recess Grassroots Campaign

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 11:32 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) launched a national grassroots campaign to run concurrently with the congressional recess. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage ABC’s 22,000 members to meet with their elected representatives Aug. 3 through Sept. 8 to discuss issues and legislation important to the construction industry.
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White House Plan Would Mean Billion Dollar Tax Hike for Contractors, Small Businesses

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:59 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to the White House corporate tax reform proposal unveiled by President Obama in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Associated Builders and Contractors Founding Member of Group Focused on High Effective Tax Rates

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:37 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it joined the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, which supports using effective tax rates, or the percentage of income businesses pay in taxes, as the clearest way to judge the impact of tax reform on businesses. 
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ABC to Move National Office to Capitol Hill

Friday, July 19, 2013 10:46 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced  it is relocating its national office from Arlington, Va. to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. ABC signed an 11-year lease with First Potomac Realty Trust for 19,830 square feet of office space at440 First Street, NW. 
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ABC and Maxwell Systems Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:13 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it has signed a strategic partnership with Maxwell Systems, a leading provider of construction management software solutions, expert services and best practices that empower contractors to eliminate waste and run a more efficient and profitable business.
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ABC Testifies That Davis-Bacon Act Inflates the Cost of Federal Construction

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:39 AM
 In testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) General Counsel and shareholder with Littler Mendelson, P.C., Maurice Baskin said the Department of Labor’s (DOL) administration of the Davis-Bacon Act has, “hindered economic growth, increased the federal deficit and imposed an enormous paperwork burden on both contractors and the federal government.”
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Economists Say Jobs Are Key to Sustained Recovery in Construction Industry

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:32 AM
Economists from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) gave their perspectives on where the construction economy is headed during a June 17 online news conference. As a whole, the economic climate is improving, but recovery will continue to be slow unless more jobs are created.
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Spokane Contractor James Elmer Receives ABC Life Membership Award

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:41 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that former National Chairman James (Jim) W. Elmer, founder and president of James W. Elmer Construction Co., Spokane, Wash., received a Life Membership award. He was presented this honor June 18 at ABC’s National Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.
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South Carolina Becomes 17th State to Ban Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements on Taxpayer-Funded Projects

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:59 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated a victory after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill (S.438) into law that will prohibit state government entities from requiring contractors to sign a project labor agreement (PLA) or other agreements with labor unions as a condition of performing work on public construction projects.
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