On Oct. 14, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce reported H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act favorably out of committee with a final vote of 23-17. On Oct. 4, ABC sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx and Ranking Member Bobby Scott, thanking them for holding a markup of this legislation. Additionally, ABC sent a letter on Sept. 12 to Subcommittee Chairmen Bradley Byrne and Tim Walberg thanking them for introducing H.R. 3441. ABC joined the Coalition to Save Local Businesses in supporting the bill, which already has 95 bipartisan cosponsors.

H.R. 3441 will help restore the “joint employer” standard that has been in place for more than 30 years and bring stability back into the economy for contractors and subcontractors across the country. ABC will continue to track this important legislation as it awaits consideration on the House floor.