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Politics and Policy

ABC: Lower Energy Costs and Commonsense Permitting Reform Are Wins for the Construction Industry and Americans

Thursday, March 30, 2023 11:50 AM

WASHINGTON, March 30—Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement applauding the bipartisan U.S. House of Representative passage of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act.

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ABC Member Testifies to Congress on Pitfalls of Infrastructure Law

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 10:15 AM

WASHINGTON, March 28—Associated Builders and Contractors member Aric Dreher, assistant general manager, Cianbro, headquartered in Pittsfield, Maine, today testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit during the hearing “Reviewing the Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.”

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ABC Applauds Passage of Fair and Open Competition Act for Construction in Wyoming

Thursday, March 23, 2023 9:55 AM

WASHINGTON, March 23—Associated Builders and Contractors today praised the Wyoming legislature and Gov. Mark Gordon for enacting SF 147, the Fair and Open Competition Act, which protects Wyoming taxpayers by ensuring all of the state’s skilled construction workforce can compete on a level playing field for contracts to build state, state-assisted and local public works projects. Once in effect on July 1, Wyoming will be the 25th state with an active policy restricting the use of government-mandated project labor agreements.

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CHIPS Act: Coalition of Construction and Business Groups Question Inflationary Biden Policies for Semiconductor Plant Construction

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 11:50 AM

WASHINGTON, March 7—A diverse group of 17 construction and business associations today urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to ensure taxpayer investments in the semiconductor industry are not needlessly constrained by anti-competitive and inflationary project labor agreement schemes imposed through after-the-fact regulatory action by the Biden administration.

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ABC Applauds Introduction of Legislation To Promote Fair and Open Competition and Combat Anti-Competitive and Inflationary Project Labor Agreement Mandates

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 2:00 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28—Associated Builders and Contractors today voiced its strong support for the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1209  / S. 537), which has been reintroduced in the 118th Congress by Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., in the U.S. Senate, and Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., in the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 27.

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ABC Small Business Owner Member to Congress: Biden’s Regulatory Climate Is Threatening the American Dream for Entrepreneurs Nationwide

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 10:25 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28—Associated Builders and Contractors member Roy Heim, president of Heim Construction Co. Inc., Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, today testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee during the hearing “From Nothing to Something: The Story of the American Dream.”

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ABC: Congressional Democrats’ Reintroduction of the PRO Act Deals a Devastating Blow to Employees and Employers

Monday, February 27, 2023 5:03 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27—Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement ahead of congressional Democrats’ reintroduction of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which is set for Feb. 28. Among its many harmful provisions, the PRO Act would violate workers’ free choice and privacy rights, force unions on employees who have voted against such representation, cost millions of American jobs and threaten vital supply chains.

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ABC Responds to President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union Address

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:20 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7—Associated Builders and Contractors President and CEO Michael Bellaman released the following statement responding to President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address.

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ABC: A Record 88% of the US Construction Industry Workforce Does Not Belong to a Union

Thursday, January 19, 2023 2:24 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19—Associated Builders and Contractors released the following remarks today regarding the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual Union Members Summary. According to 2022 data, the percent of construction industry wage and salary workers belonging to unions dropped to a record low of 11.7%, a decline from 12.6% in 2021.

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ABC: New WOTUS Definition Muddies the Waters for Contractors

Friday, December 30, 2022 11:29 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30— Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement from Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule revising the definition of “waters of the United States.”

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