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Government Actions

When the private sector does not address a major issue, the public sector will often step into the vacuum and do it. The construction industry has been slow to embrace the principles of social responsibility and sustainable value, focusing instead on whatever it takes to be lowest bidder. As a consequence of this, government is adopting policies that reshape the rules for the industry.

It would take 14 years for federal and state government-registered apprenticeship programs to educate the 650,000 workers the construction industry needs to hire just in...
ABC calls on the Biden administration to abandon its exclusionary policies that discourage competition from quality merit shop firms and employees who build the people who build...
Texas business and community leaders call on lawmakers to pass immigration reform that will help to secure and increase immigrants’ economic contributions amid unprecedented labor...
Originally published on abc.org.In a comment letter filed on May 17, Associated Builders and Contractors urged President Biden’s U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw an...
Associated Builders and Contractors sent the White House a leetter with more than 1,200 signatures from member companies and chapters representing the construction industry...
This new $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill has many contractors thinking about trying their hand at Federal Projects. Bigger doesn’t always mean better though. Especially if this...
Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement criticizing a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. departments of Labor and Transportation advancing...
The Biden Administration’s flawed rationale justifying pro-PLA policies ignores marketplace realities and broad opposition to government-mandated PLAs within the construction...
Lawmakers and the Biden administration must promote inclusive, win-win policies that welcome all of America’s construction industry to compete to rebuild our nation's crumbling...