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From the monthly archives: March 2021

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It’s Time to Overhaul the 90-year-old Davis-Bacon Act, Says ABC

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:00 AM

WASHINGTON, March 3—Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement from Ben Brubeck, ABC vice president of regulatory, labor and state affairs, on the 90th anniversary of the Davis-Bacon Act, a 1931 law that requires contractors and subcontractors that perform work on federally funded or assisted construction contracts in excess of $2,000 to pay a government-determined prevailing wage and benefit rate on an hourly basis to on-site workers.

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ABC Opposes H.R. 1, an Attack on Free Speech

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:45 PM

WASHINGTON, March 2—Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement from Vice President of Legislative & Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen voicing its strong opposition to H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021, which is expected to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 3.

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ABC Launches Construction Technology Marketplace to Grow Contractor Members’ Innovative Initiatives

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON, March 2—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the launch of its inaugural Tech Marketplace, comprised of companies that provide construction technology and innovative digital solutions for ABC contractor members to advance and grow their technology strategies, offerings and abilities.

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Nonresidential Construction Spending Stabilizes in January 2021, Down 5% Since January 2020, Says ABC

Monday, March 1, 2021 11:05 AM

WASHINGTON, March 1—National nonresidential construction spending increased 0.9% on a monthly basis in January 2021 but is down 5% since January 2020, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $799.1 billion for the month.

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