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July 31, 2017
On July 27th, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) re-introduced the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act. Companion legislation was also introduced in the House by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon). The bill calls for an initial fee of $49 per metric ton, which is... read more
July 28, 2017
ASBC has sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee calling for tax reform that provides incentives for entrepreneurs, small and midsize businesses, rather than cutting taxes for the wealthy. The letter advocates for tax code changes that help create and maintain quality jobs, encourages worker ownership, and reduces... read more
July 27, 2017
On July 12th, ASBC helped coordinate a lobby day on Capitol Hill in support of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), an ASBC member. SFC is a coalition of manufacturers, retailers and designers in the home furnishings industry dedicated to environmental sustainability.Members of SFC’s board of directors, representing... read more
July 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 26, 2017) – In support of legislation introduced to set a national price on carbon, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which has a national network of members representing over 250,000 businesses, released the following statement: “Businesses want to see action from Congress because extreme... read more
July 24, 2017
Chris Lu, former Deputy Secretary of Labor and board member of ASBC, wrote an op-ed in Time in support of raising the minimum wage.
July 13, 2017
More than 100 small business leaders sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging the President to ensure that the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other global trade pacts does not allow foreign multinational corporations to attack U.S. laws that protect U.S. communities and the... read more
July 12, 2017
Washington, D.C. (July 12, 2017) – Today, more than 100 small business leaders sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging the President to ensure that the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other global trade pacts does not allow foreign multinational corporations to attack U.S. laws... read more
July 10, 2017
Ahead of the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality on July 12, ASBC urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect Open Internet Rules. If the rules are allowed to change as proposed, major internet service providers (ISPs) will gain unprecedented control over the content customers see online and what they charge... read more
July 5, 2017
ASBC and its colleagues at Companies for Safer Chemicals sent a letter to Chairperson Bill Quirk of the California Assembly's Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee in support of Senate Bill 258. This bill will require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose the ingredients in their products to consumers on... read more
June 29, 2017
If we were being truthful, President Trump’s ‘Energy Week’ would be more accurately titled ‘Carbon Intensive Fuels Week’. The Administration’s emphasis on ‘energy dominance’ is an open invitation to the coal, oil and gas industries to expand drilling in sensitive offshore areas, National Parks and suburban communities.... read more

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