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President Obama Shuts Out Small Businesses From Fiscal Cliff Talks

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:27 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released the following statement regarding the White House fiscal cliff summit with corporate leaders.
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ABC Criticizes President For NLRB Recess Appointments

Sunday, November 4, 2012 11:16 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today criticized President Obama for undermining the U.S. Senate’s advice and consent role by recess-appointing Democrats Sharon Block, deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at the Department of Labor; Richard Griffin, general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); and Republican Terence Flynn, chief counsel to NLRB member Brian Hayes. 
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ABC Oklahoma Member Mullin To Deliver Weekly GOP Radio Address

Friday, October 12, 2012 10:35 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Markwayne Mullin, owner of Mullin Plumbing and a member of the ABC Oklahoma Chapter, has been selected by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to deliver the weekly Republican radio address on Saturday, Oct. 13. Mullin is running to succeed retiring democratic Rep. Dan Boren in Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Supports Selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Nominee for Vice President

Monday, August 13, 2012 11:34 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced U.S. House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate. ABC endorsed Mitt Romney for president during its Feb. 22 Board of Directors meeting. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Offers Health Care Solutions After House Votes To Repeal Obamacare

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:03 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Repeal of Obamacare Act (H.R. 6079) by a vote of 244 to 185.
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Boehner Announces Tax Extension Vote At ABC LegCon; Sen. Portman Discusses Tax Reform

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:20 PM
Washington, D.C. – During Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2012 Legislative Conference (LegCon) held today in Washington, D.C., U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the House will vote later this month on extending all current tax rates.  
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ABC ‘Disappointed’ By Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Health Care Law

Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:28 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  
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ABC Doubts Construction Industry Recovery in 2013; Cites 'Lack Of Confidence'

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:33 AM
Washington, D.C. – During a national online news conference today, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu stated the nation’s construction industry may not recover next year.  
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ABC Declares Victory As Federal Government Withdraws Project Labor Agreement

Monday, June 4, 2012 11:38 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced another victory in its fight against government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects.
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House Approves Measure That Ensures Open Competition On Federal Defense Projects

Thursday, May 17, 2012 1:07 PM
Washington, D.C. – By a bipartisan vote of 211 to 209, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 (H.R. 4310) that prohibits federal agencies from mandating anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction contracts authorized by the NDAA.
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