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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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Wed 04/27/2016 @ 03:21
ABC wrote a letter to Chairman Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the Department of Labor's "persuader" rule. ABC opposes this harmful regulation, which will deny employers their rights to free speech, freedom of association and legal counsel, and deprive employees of their right to obtain balanced information as they decide whether to be represented by a union.
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Wed 04/27/2016 @ 03:13
ABC sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairman David Vitter (R-La.) and Ranking Member Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) thanking them for holding the hearing, "Drowning in Regulations: The Waters of the U.S. Rule and the Case for Reforming the RFA." ABC continues to support policies requiring federal agencies to examine economic impacts of proposed rules on small businesses.
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