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From the monthly archives: May 2015

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Construction Industry Concerns with ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule Remain

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement on the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) final rule issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).

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‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule Issued

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued the final “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule May 27. The final rule will go into effect 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register (rule has not been published). 

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Obama Administration Releases ‘Blacklisting’ Proposal

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council released a proposed rule and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed guidance May 27, as directed by President Obama’s July 31, 2014, sweeping “blacklisting” Executive Order 13673 targeting the federal contracting community.

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Obama Administration’s ‘Blacklisting’ Proposal Bad for Contractors, Employees and Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement regarding the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” proposed rule issued by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council. The proposed rule, previously commonly referred to as the “blacklisting executive order,” and a guidance memo issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13673 targeting the federal contracting community were both released today.

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Make Your Opinion Matter on Capitol Hill

Ever wonder what impact you could have on decisions made on Capitol Hill? During ABC’s 2015 Legislative Week June 22-26, in Washington, D.C., you have the opportunity to show the country’s decision-makers how certain legislative activity is affecting the construction industry and your business. 

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