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Sending letters to Congress and other government agencies allows ABC to publically advocate the views and interests of our members. These letters are welcomed and often sought because of the respected and influential voice of ABC Government Affairs.

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Thu 07/17/2014 @ 01:24
ABC sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of S. 2244, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 which was passed the Senate on July 17 by a 93-4 vote.  Without an extension of the TRIA program, banks would be less inclined to lend the necessary funds to new construction projects and companies may be forced out of the industry because of financial risks.
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Tue 07/15/2014 @ 02:47
ABC sent a KEY VOTE letter to the House of Representatives in opposition to an amendment offered by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act that would prevent federal contractors with Fair Labor Standards Act violations from being awarded any federal contracts funded by the bill.  This would essentially become a "blacklist" of federal contractors that would not be permitted to compete for federal work.  ABC will consider this a KEY VOTE for the 113th congressional scorecard.
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Thu 07/10/2014 @ 10:52
ABC sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing an amendment offered by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) to H.R. 4923, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.  Mr. Ellison's amendment would prevent federal contractors with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations in the past five years from receiving any federal contracts funded by this bill.  This would essentially create a "blacklist" of federal contractors and would keep employees off job sites, raise costs and reduce competition.
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Thu 07/10/2014 @ 10:46
ABC sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of an amendment offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to H.R. 4923, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act which would prohibit funds authorized by the bill to be used to enforce Davis-Bacon requirements.  ABC may consider this a key vote for its 113th congressional scorecard.
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Tue 06/24/2014 @ 10:35
Today, ABC sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which is expected to be on the floor Wednesday for a vote.  ABC remains committed to training a twenty-first century workforce that has the skills needed to excel in the American economy.  WIOA would ensure small businesses, which make up 65 percent of all new jobs in America, have the opportunity to shape training programs and would remove discriminatory statutory language that  limited access to certain green job training grants for merit shop firms.  ABC may consider the vote a KEY VOTE for the 113th Congressional scorecard.
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