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Governor Hogan Vetoes Mandated Sick and Safe Leave Legislation

Last week Governor Hogan remained true to his word and vetoed H.B. 1, the mandated sick and safe leave legislation strongly opposed by ABC and the entire...

New Paid Leave Legislation

On Tuesday, February 21st the DC City Council introduced two new pieces of legislation regarding Universal Paid Leave. Both bills would alter the Universal...

Maryland Business Coalition Holds Press Conference Regarding Sick and Safe Leave Legislation

A coalition of business organizations held a press conference on Monday, January 23 expressing great concern over the current language contained in the...




Government Affairs

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) was created to be an advocacy voice for the merit construction industry and that remains a major focus of the Metro Washington Chapter today.

ABC of Metro Washington represents the interests of its members at the local and state levels of government regarding legislation and regulatory proposals which impact the merit construction industry. ABC lobbies on behalf of the industry in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties and in Annapolis. ABC of Metro Washington is recognized as the voice of the merit construction industry in these jurisdictions.

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The Metro Washington Chapter has four committees that review legislative proposals and other initiatives in each of these jurisdictions to determine their impact on the construction industry. The recommendations from these committees create position and policy statements on key issues ranging from Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), first source hiring agreements, fiscal issues, prevailing wage and other labor/management initiatives.