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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.

This Thursday, December 1, the Austin City Council will vote on a wage theft ordinance for the local construction industry. This proposal has changed significantly since it...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19—Associated Builders and Contractors has submitted more than 40 pages of comments to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council calling on the Biden...
According to a September 2022 survey of ABC contractor members, 98% oppose President Biden’s proposed rule mandating project labor agreements on federal...
Associated Builders and Contractors yesterday released the following statement regarding the devastating effects of a looming rail strike on the already weak U.S. economy and...
Governor Greg Abbott announced August 30 the unanimous adoption of the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), advancing...
Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement in response to the publication of a proposed rule, Federal Acquisition Regulation: Use of Project...
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...