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Plumbing Industry Allies Support National Apprenticeship Act of 2020
Plumbing industry allies IAPMO, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA), and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association – National Association (PHCC-NA) enthusiastically support passage of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 (H.R. 8294) by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill seeks to reauthorize the 1937 National Apprenticeship Act, which established the registered apprenticeship system, for the first time since its inception 83 years ago.
PPP and Main Street Lending Programs
The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently has issued guidance and related information for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Main Street Lending Programs. For PPP borrowers with loans of $2 million or greater, lenders will be sending a mandatory survey that must be completed within 10 days of receipt. Smaller PPP borrowers, with loans of $50,000 or less, may be eligible to use simplified Form 3508S to apply for forgiveness as well.
Lame Duck Provides Tight Window To Advance PHCC Policy Priorities by Year-End
As the 116th Congress comes to a close, there is still some legislative work to be done before lawmakers adjourn for the year and go home for the winter holidays. A budget needs to be passed to keep the federal government funded through FY2021; a tax extenders bill is also in the works; the House and Senate each passed energy bills earlier this fall that need to be reconciled; and there continues to be interest in passing a COVID bill. It’s an ambitious agenda to fulfill in the next four weeks.
A Message from PHCC President Hunter Botto
PHCC Members: Let’s Make It Happen!
You would think that assuming the helm of an organization during the height of a global pandemic would be daunting, but when the organization is PHCC and I see every day all the ways the association is helping its members (and members are helping each other), it actually has me excited about our future.
PHCC Recognizes Moen as Newest Executive Level Sponsor
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) announced that long-time PHCC supporter, Moen, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial faucets, kitchen/bath accessories and bath safety products, is a new executive level sponsor. This status recognizes Moen’s commitment to the association and its initiatives to support professional contractors across the nation.