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News Releases 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors Blasts Unprecedented Change to Senate Rules and Procedures

Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:58 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today expressed concern over a controversial change in U.S. Senate rules and procedures that will allow the majority party to skirt a filibuster to confirm certain presidential appointments.  Traditionally, 60 votes have been needed to confirm nominees and pass legislation, but by invoking this unprecedented rule change along partisan lines, the majority has lowered that threshold to a simple majority of 51 votes.
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ABC Foresees Additional Recovery in Nonresidential Sectors Next Year

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 1:42 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2014 economic forecast for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industry is consistent with ongoing recovery in nonresidential construction spending next year. However, the recovery remains constrained by a lack of conviction regarding overall macroeconomic and budgetary prospects in the United States.
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Associated Builders and Contractors Files Suit Against OFCCP Rule

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:54 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today filed a request for an injunction in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against an Aug. 27 rule from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that drastically alters federal contractors’ existing affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations for individuals with disabilities.  
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ABC Pelican Chapter President Testifies on Importance of Career and Technical Education in Construction

Friday, September 20, 2013 11:11 AM
Washington, D.C. – In testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Pelican Chapter President Alvin Bargas discussed the importance of career and technical education (CTE) programs to the construction industry. 
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Associated Builders and Contractors to Host Forum for Industrial Project Delivery Best Practices Oct. 22-23

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:13 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it will host its first Industrial Users Summit, Oct. 22-23, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. The event will bring together industrial construction users and merit shop contractors to discuss common issues that affect the way projects are planned and delivered.
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Appeals Court Again Rules Against Biased NLRB Poster Rule

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 5:33 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today is applauding U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling to deny a request by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to review a decision to invalidate the NLRB’s August 2011 “Notification of Employee Rights” rule. Today’s decision comes on the heels of an Aug. 12 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to deny a similar NLRB request.
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ABC and Safety Coalition Concerned with OSHA’s Proposed Crystalline Silica Rule

Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:02 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and members of the newly formed Construction Industry Safety Coalition, a group of national construction industry trade associations, expressed concern over a proposal from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) addressing crystalline silica exposure in the construction industry.
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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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