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Sending letters to Congress and other government agencies allows ABC to publically advocate the views and interests of our members. These letters are welcomed and often sought because of the respected and influential voice of ABC Government Affairs.

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Mon 01/09/2017 @ 03:39
ABC sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump Jan. 4 educating him on the number one priority of ABC members, government neutrality in contracting by ending anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal and federally assisted contracts. ABC encourages President Trump to immediately rescind President Obama’s Executive Order 13502, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. 
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Mon 01/09/2017 @ 02:30
ABC sent a letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander Jan. 9 encouraging his committee to confirm Betsy Devos as the next Secretary of Education. She is committed to career readiness and will be a career technical education (CTE) champion on behalf of American students. By encouraging CTE opportunities in our nation’s schools, Betsy DeVos will help young men and women enter onto nationally portable, industry-recognized training programs and produce a new generation of safe, skilled and productive craft professionals.
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Thu 01/05/2017 @ 01:26
ABC sent a letter to member of the U.S. House of Representatives Jan. 5 in support of the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (H.R. 5). ABC supports this legislation, which would reform the Administrative Procedures Act and strengthen existing checks on federal agencies, allowing for more cost-effective regulations through a more transparent process. 
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Wed 01/04/2017 @ 10:01
ABC sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Jan. 4 in support of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017 (H.R. 26) and the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (H.R. 21). The bills would help bring greater accountability to the rulemaking process and further enhance congressional oversight of the overreaching regulations often issues during the final months of a president's term. ABC supports increased transparency and opportunities for regulatory oversight by Congress and ultimately, the American people.
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Wed 09/28/2016 @ 12:23
ABC sent a letter to the the United States House of Representatives September 28 in support of H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act. The bill, sponsored by Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), would implement a six month delay of the May 2016 Department of Labor (DOL) final rule raising the eligible salary threshold for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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