H. CON. RES. 287
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 14, 2010
Mr. Boehner (for himself, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Lee of New York, Mr. Jones, Mr. King of Iowa, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Rooney, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Coble, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Posey, Mr. Latham, Mr. Terry, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Akin, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Herger, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Olson, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, and Mr. Barton of Texas) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Recognizing Associated Builders and Contractors on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its founding and for the many vital contributions merit shop commercial, industrial, and infrastructure construction contractors make to the quality of life of the people of the United States.
Whereas founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors is recognized as the leader of the merit shop construction industry and one of the oldest organizations representing the construction industry in the United States;
Whereas Associated Builders and Contractors is a national association with 77 chapters representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with 2,000,000 employees;
Whereas the mission of Associated Builders and Contractors is the advancement of the merit shop construction philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach that awards construction contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation;
Whereas Associated Builders and Contractors represents the profession responsible for the construction of commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects such as schools, hospitals, office buildings, sports venues, factories, energy production plants, water systems, waste disposal and treatment facilities, roads, bridges, and other public and private facilities that are the foundation on which the economy of the United States stands and grows;
Whereas Associated Builders and Contractors’ activities include government representation, legal advocacy, communications, education and training, construction safety programs, technology, recognition through national and chapter awards programs, employee benefits, and business development; and
Whereas members of Associated Builders and Contractors set the industry standard for producing cost-effective, high-quality construction by highly trained workers that benefit the general public: Now, therefore, be it
recognizes the 60th anniversary of Associated Builders and Contractors;
encourages Associated Builders and Contractors to continue its 60-year commitment to representing the merit shop construction industry; and
directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make available enrolled copies of this resolution to Associated Builders and Contractors for appropriate display.