WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 – Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), released the following statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“We are pleased House Republicans worked diligently with the White House to get a long-overdue tax reform bill off the ground and begin the legislative process. Our members will feel the direct positive impact of this bill with another dollar in their paychecks, allowing them to create jobs and drive growth. We also applaud measures in the bill that eliminate the alternative minimum tax and expand options to invest in education. We look forward to working with Congress and our colleagues in the business community to deliver a final tax reform package that meets the goal of a simpler, fairer tax code not just for merit shop construction businesses, but all Americans."