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News Releases


News Releases

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to the White House corporate tax reform proposal unveiled by President Obama in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it joined the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, which supports using effective tax rates, or the percentage of income businesses pay in taxes, as the clearest way to judge the impact of tax reform on businesses. 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced  it is relocating its national office from Arlington, Va. to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. ABC signed an 11-year lease with First Potomac Realty Trust for 19,830 square feet of office space at440 First Street, NW. 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today said it is pleased that the U.S. Senate left in place rules and procedures allowing the minority party its right to fully debate the President’s nominees.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today said it is concerned over a change in U.S. Senate rules and procedures, using the so-called “nuclear option,” allowing the majority party to confirm presidential appointments, and pass legislation, that is being filibustered by a simple majority of 51 votes instead of the 60 vote threshold.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it has signed a strategic partnership with Maxwell Systems, a leading provider of construction management software solutions, expert services and best practices that empower contractors to eliminate waste and run a more efficient and profitable business.

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