You are here:   Politics & Policy > Letters to the Hill


Letters to the Hill

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.

  Search
Categories
Wed 04/09/2014 @ 09:50
ABC sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in strong opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act (S.2199).  ABC is adamantly opposed to unlawful discrimination of any kind and is strongly committed to equal employment for all, but current law properly addresses problems with wage disparities and discrimination in the workplace.  S. 2199 would create a paperwork nightmare for small businesses and make unlimited damages available for violations of the Equal Pay Act, even when a disparity in pay is unintentional.
ABC may consider this a Key Vote for the 113th Congressional scorecard.
MORE INFORMATION... (170 K) | 
3
DOWNLOADS
Tue 04/08/2014 @ 10:32
ABC sent a letter to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce in support of two pieces of legislation that will prevent the NLRB's aggressive push to implement "ambush" union election procedures.  The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 4320) ensures that employers and employees have adequate time to discuss union organizing, and the Employee Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 4321) prevents unions from having access to employee email addresses and phone numbers.
MORE INFORMATION... (56 K) | 
2
DOWNLOADS
Wed 04/02/2014 @ 11:45
ABC sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act, which would replace Obamacare's definition of "full time" with the traditional definition of 40 hours.  The Obama Administration has once again changed the rules for employers when it comes to the health care law, despite recently calling the 40-hour work week "a linchpin of the middle class."  This mandate would strip employers of all flexibility in structuring workforce options that meet the needs of their employees.
MORE INFORMATION... (235 K) | 
2
DOWNLOADS
Wed 02/26/2014 @ 11:49
ABC sent a letter to the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 2804, the Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency (ALERRT) Act.  The letter outlines four major improvements H.R. 2804 would make to the federal rulemaking process including government accountability and transparency, flexibility for small businesses and elimination of "sue and settle" rulemaking.  ABC will consider a vote on passage of H.R. 2804 a "Key Vote" for the 113th Congressional scorecard.
MORE INFORMATION... (50 K) | 
5
DOWNLOADS
Fri 02/07/2014 @ 04:18
The Employers for Flexibility in Heath Care Coalition sent a letter to the House Committee on Ways and Means in regards to the Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employee status.  The Coalition, made up of industries that have variable work periods, believes that better aligning Obamacare’s definition of full-time employee status with current employment practices would help avoid unnecessary disruptions to employees’ wages and hours and provide relief to employers.
MORE INFORMATION... (352 K) | 
3
DOWNLOADS