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Thu 06/09/2016 @ 03:40
ABC sent a letter to Senate Committee on Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Ranking Member Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) June 8 expressing concern over several regulations issued by the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board. ABC urged the Committee to carefully examine the impact these regulations will have on job growth in the construction industry and ensure that concerns are addressed in the FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.
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Wed 06/08/2016 @ 03:41
ABC sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate June 6 in opposition to Sen. Richard Blumenthal's amendment to the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The amendment would have repealed Section 829H of NDAA, which limits the Obama administration’s controversial “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order 13673 to those companies that the government has suspended or debarred because of a federal labor law violation. If adopted, Amendment 4255 would subject federal contractors to an onerous new bureaucratic scheme that will negatively impact both industry and the Department of Defense. ABC will consider this a KEY VOTE on the 114th Congressional Scorecard.
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Fri 05/20/2016 @ 02:21
ABC sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives May 19 in support of Rep. Scott Perry's amendment to the FY 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The amendment would prohibit the government from mandating a project labor agreement (PLA) on federal or federally funded construction projects funded by this bill. ABC will consider this a KEY VOTE on the 114th Congressional Scorecard.
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Thu 04/28/2016 @ 11:01
ABC wrote a letter to Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) expressing strong support for the mission of the Task Force on Health Care Reform, which is to “modernize American health care with a patient-centered system that gives patients more choice and control, increases quality, and reduces costs.” ABC reiterated its opposition to the Affordable Care Act, which continues to create uncertainty and confusion in the construction industry, making it difficult for the nation’s contractors to plan for the future and create jobs.
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Thu 04/28/2016 @ 10:48
ABC sent a letter to Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) of the House Armed Services Committee expressing support for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (H.R. 4909). The amendment, offered by Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), would exclude the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) from the controversial “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order 13673, proposed rule and guidance.
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