As President Donald J. Trump marks his first 100 days in office, the Associated Builders and Contractors said the administration is already making a positive impact on the construction industry.
“In his first 100 days in office, President Trump has taken needed action to free business owners from unnecessarily burdensome regulations that have long hindered economic growth,” said association President-CEO Michael Bellaman. “ABC appreciates President Trump’s executive orders curbing Washington’s appetite for over regulation and collaboration with Congress to eliminate illegal and duplicative Obama administration regulations like the ‘blacklisting’ and 'Volks’ rules. By valuing input from industries harmed by regulations that are often well-intentioned, but poorly crafted, President Trump can ensure a well-trained, safe and productive workforce without needlessly hindering economic growth.”
ABC said it supported the Trump administration’s proposals to fix the nation’s troubled infrastructure.
“ABC’s 21,000 member companies employ a skilled and highly trained workforce ready to rebuild our nation, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Trump administration to fulfill his election night commitment to ‘fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,’” Bellaman added. “President Trump can also ensure ‘every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential,’ as he pledged on election night, by taking executive action to ensure that discriminatory project-labor agreements cannot be mandated on projects funded by federal tax dollars.”