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What we do

  • advocate for our members with legislators and policy makers
  • promote the value of the merit shop construction profession

Why we advocate

  • to protect companies from unfair and anti-competitive business practices
  • to give our members a voice

How we advocate

  • address legislative and regulatory issues that affect the construction industry
  • inform our members about National, State and Local legislative and regulatory activities through action alerts, issue briefs and regular government affairs updates
  • provide resources for members to better understand, support, and voice opinions on legislation

Where we advocate

State & Local Government

ABC Inland Pacific, their members, staff, and lobbying team work together to prioritize and discuss legislation at the local and the state levels.

National Government

ABC National is one of the most influential business advocacy groups with the core purpose defending free enterprise in the construction industry.

The ABC National Political Action Committee works within the federal election process to further the goals of the association through direct support or opposition of candidates for the Office of President, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives.

For more information about what ABC is doing to fight for your right to work in Eastern Washington and Idaho State, contact Jenna Tellvik at (509) 534-0826 or

Legislative Updates

2020 Election Update:

Last week, former MA Gov., Deval Patrick was considering entered the Democratic presidential campaign. Also as of last week, former New York City Mayor...

State Election Update:

After the elections on Nov. 5, all focus turned to the Louisiana governor’s race, as Louisiana was the final governorship on the ballot in these off-year...


Last week at the ABC Leadership Institute there was much discussion on Workforce and Immigration. For your reference, the ABC Priority Issue Brief on ...


Last week, ABC sent a letter to members of the U.S. House and Senate in support of the USMCA. The letter highlights ABC’s position on the trade deal, which...


The ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is currently gathering sign-ons for the opposition letter to be sent to the House tomorrow. Please notify...

Immigration Update:

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case challenging President Donald Trump's 2017 decision to end President Obama’ s Deferred...

King Retirement:

Republican Congressman from New York Pete King announced his decision to not seek reelection, leaving the open seat as likely competitive for Democrats...

Appropriations Update:

With only 10 days left before a government shutdown, Congressional leaders and the White House agree they will need another three or four weeks to conclude...


ABC will be sending a support letter to members of the U.S. House and Senate in support of the USMCA tomorrow morning. The trade deal is estimated to add...

Impeachment Update:

After weeks of Republicans expressing concerns about the impeachment process in the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a vote for Thursday, Oct...

Additional Resources
Learn more about costly Union-Only Agreements
Learn more about “Shamming Banners,” a Union pressure tactic designed to publicly spread false information about businesses that use Open Shop contractors.

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