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August 3, 2018
ASBC member Brian England, President of BA Auto in Columbia, MD, is quoted in this Associated Press story about the weekly jobs report. He said he has, “has raised starting pay roughly 10 percent in the past two years. The more you make an employee healthy and happy, the more that they’re going to stay with you.”
August 2, 2018
FARGO, ND – Businesses from 30 states urged a federal court in North Dakota to uphold the Clean Water Rule, in an amicus brief filed by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the National Environmental Law Center.  From outfitters to brewers to farmers, many of these businesses depend on clean water for their... read more
August 1, 2018
Washington, DC – Today, the leading policy advocacy group for responsible businesses released a statement criticizing the Economic Security for Parents Act that will be introduced by Senator Marco Rubio, saying that it would provide limited benefits and reduce Social Security for participants. The following statement may be... read more
July 30, 2018
On July 11, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the importance of paid leave. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) testified in support of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, better known as the FAMILY Act. ASBC supports the FAMILY Act, as it is the sole bill in Congress that provides for a comprehensive,... read more
July 17, 2018
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R– CO) introduced the 21stCentury Internet Act, which would restore the main principles of net neutrality. Additionally, Rep. Coffman has signed the House of Representatives' Net Neutrality Congressional Review Act (CRA) discharge petition, making him the first... read more
July 13, 2018
ALBANY, NY – In response to the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s denial of a draft permit for a proposed storage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the salt caverns along Seneca Lake, the New York Sustainable Business Council released a statement applauding the action. The following may be attributed Bob Rossi... read more
July 5, 2018
Washington, DC -- Reacting to today’s announcement that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned, ASBC released a statement expressing support for a strong EPA. The following may be attributed to Policy Director Christine Blackburn:"We support a strong EPA because protecting human health and the environment is a critical... read more
June 26, 2018
Washington, DC -- Reacting to today’s announcement by the U.S. Supreme Court that it is upholding the Trump Administration’s travel and immigration restrictions for countries that have mostly Muslim populations, ASBC released a statement expressing disappointment. ASBC also called on Congress to reverse the ban through... read more
June 26, 2018
Recently the Main Street Employee Ownership Act (S. 2786) was passed in the Senate. Introduced by Senator Gillibrand and 6 additional co-sponsors, this bill is the culmination of many months of hard work by ASBC staff, members, and allies. It provides funding and technical assistance to help companies transition to being worker... read more
June 25, 2018
ASBC’s Board Chair, Jeffrey Hollender, discusses how corporate sustainability encompasses the impact a business has on the planet, as well as society.


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