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Thu 06/11/2015 @ 11:53
ABC sent a letter to the House of Representatives in opposition of Representative Keith Ellison's (D-Minn) amendment to the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 2577) on June 9th, 2015.   The Ellison amendment would prevent federal contractors with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations in the past give years from being awarded any federal contracts funded by this bill.  ABC urged opposition of this amendment and considered it a KEY VOTE for the 114th Congressional Scorecard. 
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Thu 06/11/2015 @ 09:25
ABC sent a letter to the House of Representatives on June 11th, 2015 in opposition of an amendment offered by Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn) which would prevent federal contractors with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations within the past five years from being awarded any federal contracts funded by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 2685). This amendment would lead to the exclusion of many current high-performing large and small businesses from federal contracting. ABC urges Representatives to OPPOSE this amendment and will consider it a KEY VOTE for our 114th Congressional Scorecard.  
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Wed 06/03/2015 @ 11:03
ABC wrote a letter to the House of Representatives in opposition of Representative Ellison's amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 2578).  The Ellison amendment 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 this appropriations bill.    
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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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