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August 14, 2018
Washington, DC – The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and member businesses released statements supporting the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, which is scheduled to be signed into law today. The bill, introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Nydia Velazquez earlier this year and included in... read more
August 14, 2018
Yesterday, as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, the President signed into law the Main Street Employee Ownership Act. Originally introduced by Senator Gillibrand and Representative Velazquez, this bill is the culmination of many months of hard work by ASBC staff, members, and allies. Worker-owned... read more
August 7, 2018
ASBC member Richard Graves, Co-founder of CleanChoice Energy, is quoted in this Associated Press story about hiring challenges. According to the article, “…its mission — to provide homes with renewable energy — helps attract employees.”
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

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