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Legislation

ABC Members Send 3200 Letters to Elected Officials Using ABC Advocacy App

Since its launch in February, ABC members have used the ABC Action app to send more than 3200 letters to their elected officials addressing issues critical to the merit shop construction industry. 
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ABC and Construction Groups Advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

ABC, in conjunction with four other construction groups, advocated for a reasonable and balanced approach to comprehensive immigration reform in a Feb. 22 letter sent to the “Gang of Eight,” a bipartisan group of Senators working on the same issue. The letterwas signed by ABC, Associated General Contractors, Leading Builders of America, National Association of Home Builders and National Roofing Contractors Association.
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ABC Applauds Bill That Would Repeal the Health Insurance Tax

As part of the Stop the HIT Coalition, ABC Feb. 15 applauded the introduction of the Jobs and Premium Protection Act of 2013, a bill that would repeal the health insurance tax (HIT) provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Read the rest of entry »

Bill Introduced to Require Statistical Calculation of Davis-Bacon Wages

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) Feb. 1 introduced the Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act (H.R. 448), which would require prevailing wage rates to be scientifically determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
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More Frequently Asked Questions Released on Health Care Law

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury Jan. 24 released a set of frequently asked questions related to implementation of provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including notice of coverage requirements and compliance of Health Reimbursement Arrangements with the Public Health Service Act. 
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ABC Defends Michigan’s Fair and Open Competition Law

ABC National joined ABC of Michigan as they filed an amicus brief Jan. 24 urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit to uphold Michigan’s Fair and Open Competition Act in response to a challenge filed by construction unions. The act ensures nondiscriminatory procurement of state services in public construction.
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Bill Would Guarantee Open Competition on Federal Construction

ABC Jan. 30 offered strong support for the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 436/S. 109), a measure introduced by Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) that would ensure fair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects.
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ABC President and CEO Urges N.J. Governor Not to Sign PLA Expansion Law

ABC Jan. 17 sent a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urging him not to sign legislation that would allow the state and local government entities to mandate PLAs on even more public construction contracts than are currently permitted, including Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
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ABC & Coalition Comment on HHS Proposal on Employer Coverage Requirements

ABC, as part of the Small Business Coalition for Affordable Healthcare, submitted comments Dec. 21, 2012, on a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposal regarding essential health benefits (EHB) and determining actuarial value. 
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Congress Passes Year-End Tax Compromise, Delays Spending Cuts

Both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives Jan. 1 passed legislation to permanently extend Bush-era tax policies for most income levels, softening the blow of the fiscal cliff after allowing individual rates to expire for nearly 24 hours.
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