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ABC Calls Obama’s “Minimum Wage” Increase a Misleading, Political Maneuver

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to reports that President Barack Obama will sign an executive order to increase the minimum wage on new federal contracts from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour.

ABC Critical of President Obama's Renomination of NLRB Chairman

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today criticized President Obama’s renomination of Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as a move to promote the narrow policy goals of politically powerful labor unions.  

President Obama 'Plays Politics' With Re-Nomination Of NLRB Appointees

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB):

ABC Encouraged By President Obama's Commitment To Immigration Reform; Disappointed By Lack Of Guest Worker Plan

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“We welcome President Obama’s call for comprehensive immigration reform,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “Legal immigrants play a vital role in our construction workforce. Unfortunately, current immigration laws disproportionately affect construction companies due to their fluctuating work needs.

ABC-Led Coalition Wins Court Challenge To President Obama's Recess Appointments

The ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace today won a challenge to President Obama’s Jan. 4, 2012, recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the president violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill NLRB vacancies with Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin.

President Obama Shuts Out Small Businesses From Fiscal Cliff Talks

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released the following statement regarding the White House fiscal cliff summit with corporate leaders.

ABC Criticizes President For NLRB Recess Appointments

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. 

ABC National Chairman Questions President Obama's Economic Rhetoric

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2012 National Chairman Eric Regelin, president of Granix, LLC, Ellicott City, Md., today said the vision President Obama offered in his State of the Union address last night is no different than what he has promoted during his past three years in office.