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From the category archives: News Releases 2012

Michigan Workers Have Reason To Celebrate New ‘Right To Work' Law

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:49 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for signing a new Right to Work law that will protect all workers in the state from being forced to pay union dues as a requirement of employment. Michigan is the 24th state in the nation to enact a Right to Work law, and similar legislation has been introduced in 12 other states.
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ABC Predicts Moderate Construction Recovery Will Continue In 2013

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:44 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its 2013 economic forecast for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industry, and it shows the continuation of a modest recovery for nonresidential construction next year.
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President Obama Shuts Out Small Businesses From Fiscal Cliff Talks

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:27 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released the following statement regarding the White House fiscal cliff summit with corporate leaders.
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ABC Criticizes President For NLRB Recess Appointments

Sunday, November 4, 2012 11:16 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today criticized President Obama for undermining the U.S. Senate’s advice and consent role by recess-appointing Democrats Sharon Block, deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at the Department of Labor; Richard Griffin, general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); and Republican Terence Flynn, chief counsel to NLRB member Brian Hayes. 
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ABC Oklahoma Member Mullin To Deliver Weekly GOP Radio Address

Friday, October 12, 2012 10:35 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Markwayne Mullin, owner of Mullin Plumbing and a member of the ABC Oklahoma Chapter, has been selected by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to deliver the weekly Republican radio address on Saturday, Oct. 13. Mullin is running to succeed retiring democratic Rep. Dan Boren in Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Supports Selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Nominee for Vice President

Monday, August 13, 2012 11:34 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced U.S. House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate. ABC endorsed Mitt Romney for president during its Feb. 22 Board of Directors meeting. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Offers Health Care Solutions After House Votes To Repeal Obamacare

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:03 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Repeal of Obamacare Act (H.R. 6079) by a vote of 244 to 185.
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Boehner Announces Tax Extension Vote At ABC LegCon; Sen. Portman Discusses Tax Reform

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:20 PM
Washington, D.C. – During Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2012 Legislative Conference (LegCon) held today in Washington, D.C., U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the House will vote later this month on extending all current tax rates.  
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ABC ‘Disappointed’ By Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Health Care Law

Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:28 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  
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ABC Doubts Construction Industry Recovery in 2013; Cites 'Lack Of Confidence'

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:33 AM
Washington, D.C. – During a national online news conference today, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu stated the nation’s construction industry may not recover next year.  
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