Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 4:30 PM By George Lettis
ABC praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) this week with bipartisan support. ABC joined forces with a wide range of business advocacy groups, including the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the Coalition to Save Local Businesses, to build support for the ultimate passage of H.R. 3441.
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:22 PM By George Lettis
During its Nov. 7 meeting in Orlando, the ABC Board of Directors elected George Nash to serve as the association's 2018 national chair. Tony Rader was elected to serve as ABC’s 2018 chair-elect. ABC’s 2018 Executive Committee takes office on Jan. 1, 2018.
Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 4:30 PM By George Lettis
Any additional dollar that can stay in a construction company's cash flow can be invested in hiring and retaining talented workers. That was one of the messages ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman conveyed this week during two live Fox Business Network appearances, as the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled a bill that reforms the tax code.
Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:23 PM By George Lettis
On Nov. 6, three federal agencies issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to withdraw the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule —“blacklisting”— and President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13673. Additionally, the Department of Labor withdrew the corresponding guidance document.
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 4:24 PM By George Lettis
A new study from the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) for Public Policy Research shows the economy and the construction industry would benefit if Congress passed the Public Building Renewal Act (PBRA).
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:42 PM By George Lettis
ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman made a live appearance on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co." show on October 17th. The one-on-one interview focused on the U.S. Department of Labor's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion that Bellaman was appointed to the day before. Watch a clip of Bellaman's appearance here.
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:08 PM By George Lettis
Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), has been appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s June 15 Executive Order 13801.