White House Invites PHCC to Presidential Speech
Dec. 1, 2017
By Mark Riso, Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Several members of PHCC of Missouri were invited and attended a Presidential event in which President Donald Trump spoke on the current tax reform proposal. The event was held at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri.
The PHCC representatives were among 1,000 invited guests who heard the President describe how “America will win” with the tax cut plan.
During his remarks, President Trump focused on several key issues PHCC supports, like repealing the estate tax and lowering tax rates for small businesses, and referred specifically to the industry, stating: "Our focus is on helping the folks who work in the mailrooms and the machine shops of America, the plumbers, the carpenters, the cops, the teachers, the truck drivers, the pipe fitters.”
“We are so pleased that as a result of our work in Washington, D.C.—specifically with the White House—the interests of PHCC members and the industry have been elevated in terms of our visibility with the Administration and national policy makers,” said PHCC National President Laurie Crigler, L & D Associates Inc., Aroda, Virginia.
“With regard to President Trump's speech in Missouri on tax reform yesterday, the fact that we were invited to attend means that our message has resonated. We look forward to a strong relationship with the President. I also want to thank the PHCC members from Missouri who attended the Presidential speech and thank the PHCC state association for their assistance.”
Participating from PHCC of Missouri were Debbie and Paul Schaefer, Kirkwood Plumbing , St. Louis, Missouri.
“As a plumbing contractor and small businesses owner, the opportunity to attend President Trump’s speech on tax reform and hear the President explain his vision of how the proposal will affect small businesses made an impact on me,” said Paul Schaefer.
“My wife Debbie and I were sitting a few rows away from the President as he outlined his plan to talk about lowering tax rates on small businesses on the pass-through provision, and elimination of the death tax.”
The tax reform debate is in full swing on Capitol Hill – as the Senate is currently considering their version of tax reform. The House passed its own version a few weeks ago.