Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), today, released a statement after the Associated Builders and Contractors named him a “Champion of the Merit Shop” for his work in the 112th Congress on behalf of the commercial and industrial construction industries.
“I am honored to receive an award from an organization which represents an industry that plays in integral part in building America’s future and is a crucial component to sustaining a healthy economy. I am proud to support efforts that foster an environment of open competition and a free-enterprise.”
“It is an honor to recognize Congressman Forbes for his outstanding voting record on the issues we feel to be the most significant to the commercial and industrial construction industry,” said 2013 ABC National Chairman Greg Hoberock. “This award gives us an opportunity to acknowledge lawmakers who consistently support the merit shop philosophy.”
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national trade association representing over 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry related firms. Their “Champion of the Merit Shop” award is presented annually to legislators in Congress who support legislation deemed important to the construction industry and who uphold their belief that the construction industry operates better when free enterprise principles are promoted within a free market system.
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