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May 26, 2016
UPDATE: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) placed a last-minute hold on the bill so the Senate vote has been postponed. It is expected that the vote will happen in June. Earlier this week, Congress voted to approve sweeping legislation reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act, the nation’s law regulating potentially toxic chemicals in... read more
May 25, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2016)—A new report found that if applied comprehensively nationwide, green building standards can achieve about 10 percent of the total carbon reduction that the U.S. must deliver under the climate agreement reached in Paris last December. The report from the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)... read more
May 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2016)—The U.S. House voted today to approve sweeping legislation reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act, a 40 year old law that regulates potentially toxic chemicals in consumer products and food.  Business leaders praised the improvement in EPA’s authority to regulation, but point out that the new... read more
May 20, 2016
Following a long rulemaking process, the Obama Administration announced new overtime rules which would double the income threshold at which workers are exempted from overtime pay. This rule is expected to make 4.2 million employees eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week.ASBC worked with the Department... read more
May 18, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2016)—Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced details of new overtime rules, which would double the income threshold at which workers are exempted from overtime pay from the current $23,660 to $47,476. This rule is expected to make 4.2 million employees eligible for overtime pay if they work more... read more
May 11, 2016
Frank Knapp, Jr., co-chair of ASBC and president & CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce wrote an op-ed in the Morning Consult supporting South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R)'s pushing for clean energy solutions to climate change.
May 7, 2016
An article in GreenBiz.com used ASBC and the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3)'s report, Making the Business & Economic Case for Safer Chemistry.
May 3, 2016
The week of May 1-7, 2016, marked National Small Business Week in the United States. National Small Business Week has been celebrated since 1963, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) highlights business owners nationwide who are working to create jobs and grow their local economies. According to the SBA, small business... read more
April 29, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2016)—Today, business leaders applauded President Obama’s announcement of a proposed federal regulation eliminating hiring barriers for federal employment and called on him to continue the progress towards fair chance hiring practices by signing an executive order extending these changes to federal... read more
April 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2016)—Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a national business advocacy group, was named a 2016 Safer Choice Partner by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Administrator McCarthy announced the winners today, and the awards will be presented at an event on May 9, 2016 at the... read more

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