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                                                                For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27
— Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today congratulated R. Alexander Acosta on being confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in a statement from President and CEO Michael Bellaman.

“Associated Builders and Contractors looks forward to working with Secretary Acosta to accomplish the U.S. Department of Labor’s vital mission of ensuring the safety, equitable treatment and advancement of all American workers without needlessly hindering economic growth. ABC and our 21,000 members look forward to partnering with DOL to develop a plan to fill the construction industry’s well-documented shortage of skilled labor with American job seekers. We are eager to work with Secretary Acosta to advance policies that expand job training opportunities, create safe and healthy jobsites and grow the American economy.”