House Democrats passed the Senate-approved $740 billion reconciliation package, the Inflation Reduction Act, by a 220-207 strictly partisan vote on Aug. 12. Ahead of the House vote, ABC issued a key vote against House passage, highlighting a critical change from the Senate process—a Democrat-approved amendment, offered by Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., that would extend limits on pass-through business losses that can be used to reduce other taxable income. This $52 billion tax increase on pass-through businesses is particularly harmful while the economy is struggling and an increasing number of businesses are suffering losses.
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Nonresidential Construction Employment Increases in May Despite Signs of Weakness in Economy, Says ABC
WASHINGTON, June 2—The construction industry added 25,000 jobs on net in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has increased by...
Nonresidential Construction Spending Increases in April Despite Recession Fears, Says ABC
WASHINGTON, June 1—National nonresidential construction spending expanded 1.9% in April, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending...
ABC Urges DOL To Abandon Overtime Proposed Rulemaking
On May 25, ABC joined the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, urging Acting Secretary Julie Su to abandon or at least postpone issuance of its anticipated proposed rulemaking that...
Construction Job Openings Increase By 68,000 in April, Says ABC
WASHINGTON, May 31—The construction industry had 383,000 job openings in April, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. JOLTS defines a job opening as any...
ABC Supports Bipartisan Bill To Avoid Default, Limit Government Spending and Reform the Permitting Process
WASHINGTON, May 30—ABC issued the following statement today in support of the recently announced bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023.