Advocacy

Advocacy

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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 jtellvik@abcipc.org.

Legislative Updates

Impeachment Update:

Despite the continuously moving timeline on impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to meet with her caucus today to discuss the next steps in terms...

ABC PAC Portal Information:

Please note that the password has changed to an evergreen password: ABCPAC As you know, there is now an online contribution portal for ABC PAC. To access...

PRO Act Update:

House Democrats are pushing for a floor vote on the ABC-opposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act. While a vote likely won’t come until after the Martin...

DOL Joint Employer Rule:

On Sunday, the Department of Labor released the final version of the Trump administration's long-awaited joint employer rule, and while the NRLB is expected...

Mark Meadows Retiring:

On Thursday, North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows announced he won’t be seeking reelection in 2020, making him the 21st GOP retirement this cycle...

NDAA:

The House and Senate passed the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2020, which authorizes funding for the...

USMCA & Trade Update:

After last week’s announcement of the agreement to modify the president’s trade deal, the House moved quickly to ratify the USMCA. The House approved the...

H2B Visas:

The spending package also includes language that gives DHS the discretion to release additional H-2B  and report language that states that, “USCIS is encouraged...

End of Year Spending and Tax Bills:

The all-encompassing appropriations bills, split in two for domestic spending and military and national security spending, contained a host of provisions...

Impeachment Update:

The House voted 230-197 to charge Trump with abuse of power and 229-198 to charge him with obstruction of Congress. The votes were largely split along...

Additional Resources

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com
Learn more about costly Union-Only Agreements

ShameOnUnionBanners.com
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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