ADVOCACY

ABC Legislative Day 2017

ABC Board Chairman Mark Monical, CEO & President Terry McAlister and ABC Board Director Buck Blevins recently attended National Legislative Week 2017 in Washington, D.C. The annual event offered members the opportunity to network with each other and hear from dynamic speakers knowledgeable about issues important to ABC members. It included a breakfast presentation followed by a day on the Hill speaking to members of Congress, and included Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala), Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Rep. Laurence Francis Rooney III (R-Fla), and Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, a true friend of ABC.

While there are many challenges faced with passing legislation through Congress, all the ABC board members who attended were very encouraged by the fact that ABC has many advocates among the current administration, and their agendas are in alignment with ABC key issues. Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the event, and the attendees agreed that he was very genuine, sincere, and honest about the challenges faced in getting things done in Congress.                                                    

 

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) was created to be an advocacy voice for the merit construction industry.

ABC Texas Gulf Coast 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 Texas Gulf Coast area, and is recognized as the voice of the merit construction industry.

ABC PAC

ABC PAC works within the federal election process to further the goals of the association through direct involvement in supporting and opposing candidates for the Office of President, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. This is accomplished through educating our members on the importance of political activism and through financial support of merit shop candidates.  ABC PAC is governed by fifteen board members appointed by the ABC National Chairman. The board members serve a three year term and represent each of the seven regions. The ABC PAC Board of Trustees work with the Regional Vice Chairs and chapter leadership to promote political involvement and assist in raising PAC funds. Trustees approve all disbursements to candidates based on well-established guidelines such as voting records of incumbents.

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Contributions to ABC PAC are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to ABC PAC are for political purposes. All contributions to ABC PAC are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The proposed contribution amounts are merely suggestions; you may choose to contribute more or less or not at all. ABC will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or the decision whether to contribute. Federal law requires political committees to report the name, address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year.