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President Biden Unveils Sweeping Six-Part Action Plan to Combat COVID-19

September 15, 2021

On Sept. 9, President Biden unveiled a six-pronged national strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19, which will impact large private employers and federal contractors.

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House Judiciary Committee Hearing Addresses Regulatory Reform

In response to a U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee hearing titled, “Regulation Nation: The Obama Administration’s Regulatory Expansion vs. Jobs and Economic Recovery,” ABC Sept. 20 called for comprehensive regulatory reform and offered its support for a series of bills that will help achieve that goal. READ MORE

ABC To Hold Two Construction Management Competitions And Career Fairs In 2013

ABC recently announced it will be moving its annual ABC Student Chapter Construction Management Competition (CMC) and Career Fair to the fall beginning in 2014. As part of the transition, these events will be held twice in 2013, in both the spring and the fall.
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ABC Requests Feedback On E-Verify Changes

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Sept. 11 announced it was opening a 60-day comment period to gather feedback on changes made to the E-Verify program. ABC is encouraging members to respond and is offering a template to help with the process. READ MORE

ABC Offers Feedback on D.C.'s Health Insurance Exchange Proposal

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states will be required to operate health insurance exchanges – marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can purchase private health insurance – beginning in 2014. Over the last several months, ABC has provided suggestions on how the exchanges can best be implemented. READ MORE

ABC Announces 21st Century Workforce Development Conference

ABC is transforming its EdCon & Expo into the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, which will be held April 30-May 3, 2013, at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center.
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EPA Delays Expansion Of Lead Rule To Commercial Buildings

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sept. 13 delayed for nearly three years a proposal to expand its Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) to include commercial buildings. READ MORE

ABC Calls For Bipartisan Legislative Action On Impending Fiscal Cliff

In advance of a Sept. 13 U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing titled, “Adding to Uncertainty: Small Business’ Perspectives on the Tax Cliff,” ABC called for immediate bipartisan action to avert the looming year-end tax increases. READ MORE

Key Industry Issues Covered At Construction Conference On OCT. 18-19

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will hold its annual Summit of the Americas conference in Miami, Fla. Oct. 18-19. ABC members can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by entering the word “partner” when registering. Early-bird registration ends Sept., 21. READ MORE

Attorney's Conference To Address The Election, Health Care And The NLRB

The 2012 ABC Attorneys Conference is a must-attend event for attorneys counseling merit shop contractors. The content-rich program covers the latest developments and insights impacting labor law and open competition in the construction industry. READ MORE

ABC Absorbs Merit Elevators Contractor Association

The ABC National Executive Committee on Sept. 10 voted to absorb the Merit Elevator Contractors Association of America (MECAA) and allow them to operate as an ABC National standing committee. READ MORE
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