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February 14, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to the Trump Administration’s announced proposal to replace the Waters of the U.S. rule, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which with its member organizations represents more than 250,000 businesses, released the following statement. It may be attributed to CEO Hammad Atassi.“... read more
February 12, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, the leading policy advocacy group for responsible businesses released a statement praising the paid family leave plan introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rosa DeLauro. The following statement may be attributed to Hammad Atassi, CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (... read more
February 7, 2019
ASBC has released a statement praising the Green New Deal introduced by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14).“The Green New Deal offers a bold, new opportunity, said David Levine, President. “We can build our nation’s infrastructure and tap American business innovation, while also... read more
February 7, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, the leading policy advocacy group for responsible businesses released a statement in support of the Resolutions for the Green New Deal introduced by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14). The following may be attributed to David Levine, President, American... read more
February 6, 2019
"During the State of the Union, the President mentioned his support for paid parental leave. This is a step in the right direction, but the President’s proposal falls far short of what American employees need and what most businesses want to provide,” said Hammad Atassi, CEO, in a statement released today.He continued his... read more
February 6, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, the leading policy advocacy group for responsible businesses released a statement criticizing the paid family leave plan President Trump mentioned in his State of the Union speech, saying that the plan would provide limited benefits and reduce Social Security for participants. The following statement may... read more
January 18, 2019
An article in Just Taxes cites ASBC's new study, A Simple Fix for a $17 Billion Loophole, by ITEP, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, SalesFactor.org, and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) finds that states could raise as much as $17 billion in additional revenue in one year by developing legislation that would make... read more
January 18, 2019
An article in Big Island Now quoted John O'Neill, ASBC senior tax analyst, in foavor of businesses paying their fair share of taxes. Said O'Neill, “Too many companies have abandoned their moral obligation to pay the full amount they owe for the public services andinfrastructure they use in our states. That means other taxpayers... read more
January 17, 2019
Many U.S. businesses and families struggle to pay both their own basic bills and taxes for shared infrastructure and services, while big multinational corporations dodge taxes on U.S. earnings with offshore tax-haven subsidiaries. But states don’t have to wait for Congress to help them recoup billions in lost tax revenue.A... read more
January 2, 2019
ASBC’s work on policies to increase worker ownership is profiled in this contributed article on Medium.

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