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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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Tue 05/12/2015 @ 11:11
ABC sent a letter to the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015.  This legislation would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the flawed "waters of the U.S." rule and develop a new proposed rule after engaging in meaningful stakeholder consultation.  
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Thu 04/30/2015 @ 04:13
ABC sent a letter to the Hill in opposition of an amendment offered by Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wis) which would effectively prevent federal contractors with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations in the past five years from being awarded any federal contracts funded by the bill.  ABC urges Representatives to OPPOSE the Pocan amendment and will consider it a KEY VOTE for our 114th Congressional Scorecard.
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Thu 04/30/2015 @ 09:21
ABC sent a letter to the House of Representatives in support of an amendment offered by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.  Rep. King's amendment would prohibit funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce prevailing wage requirements for projects funded under the legislation.  ABC has long supported repeal and reform of Davis-Bacon wage requirements and may consider this amendment a key vote for the 114th congressional scorecard.
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Tue 03/24/2015 @ 10:08
ABC wrote a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections in support of the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. 1189).  This legislation would ensure that employers can continue to administer wellness programs for their employees without fear of undue government interference or litigation.  
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Wed 03/18/2015 @ 04:58
ABC wrote a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures regarding the burden of estate tax on family businesses.  Due in a large part to the estate tax, more than 70% of family businesses do not survive to the second generation.  ABC appreciates the Subcommittee's attention to the estate tax and looks forward to working with the committee toward full repeal.  
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