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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.

Some bristle at labeling construction workers as essential because many of them are undocumented. With Houston’s undocumented population running between 600,000 and 700,000, it’s...
As businesses across our region and the globe continue to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the Partnership is launching the Greater Houston Business Recovery Center (GHBRC) to help...
Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen issued the following statement about the signing of the Coronavirus Aid...
On March 11, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule, officially titled Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations, which...
The Rational Middle podcast hosts Chris Lyon and Loren Steffy — with the help of immigration attorneys Charles Foster and Jacob Monty — dive into America’s troubled history of...
Violating privacy rights, eliminating choice and diminishing the freedom of construction employees in order to shift the advantage toward forced unionization would fundamentally...
How do you get a job without the right skills or credentials? How do you gain the right skills or credentials to get or succeed in a job if you can’t pay for the education needed...
As you may recall, the Texas Legislature was unable to resolve the debate around the future of the State Board of Plumbing Examiners (SBPE) during its 2019 legislative session. By...
Sometimes it takes a major catastrophe to shine the light on shoddy practices, bad construction, bad decisions and, further up the line, bad policies that have led to the moment...