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DC: Office of Public-Private Partnerships Delegation of Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2018

On July 10th, the DC City Council passed Bill 22-894, the “Office of Public-Private Partnerships Delegation of Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 20...

ABC of Metro Washington’s Letter to the Editor: D.C. contractors want to hire local, but there’s a shortage of skills

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington’s members want to hire local residents. Over the years, D.C.’s First Source law has changed, but...

A Message from the President

I’m pleased to announce a major victory for ABC members and the construction industry.

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.