Mark Valentini

Director of Legislative Affairs , PHCC-National Association
Mark Valentini is the Director of Legislative Affairs for PHCC—National Association. A seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience on Capitol Hill and with several national trade associations, Valentini applies his expertise in public policy, workforce and training, and insurance and tax matters to advocate on behalf of all PHCC members.
  • 07.25.19

    Advocacy News

    Secretary of Labor Transition Underway

    On Friday, July 12, 2019,  Alex Acosta resigned as Secretary of Labor, setting the stage for Deputy Secretary Patrick Pizzella (pictured left) to step in as Acting Secretary until the spot is permanently filled. Acting Secretary Pizzella has been in public service in a variety of roles spanning every president since Ronald Reagan, with some time in the private sector as a lobbyist. He worked in …

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  • 07.25.19

    Advocacy News

    House Appropriations Support More Funding For Workforce Development and Education; Ball Now in Senate’s Court

    On June 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the last package of appropriations bills, having completed its part of the FY2020 appropriations process. The U.S. Senate must now consider 12 spending bills to fund government operations beginning Oct. 1, 2019. The Labor-Health & Human Services-Education (Labor-HHS-Ed) appropriations bill proposes significant increases in funding for …

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  • 06.20.19

    Advocacy News

    PHCC Legislative Day Checklist for Visiting your State Capitol

    Has your state chapter hosted an advocacy day at your State Capitol? If recent events in Texas are any indication, legislation debated by state legislatures and regulatory agencies can have as much (if not more) of an impact on your business than any policies that come out of Washington, D.C. Organizing your state chapter for a visit to your state legislature is an effective way to promote PHCC, …

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  • 06.17.19

    Advocacy News

    Texas Governor Signs Executive Order Extending Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners to 2021

    On Thursday, June 13, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an Executive Order authorizing a two-year extension of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners (BPE), essentially overturning the state legislature’s abolishment of the board in late May 2019. The Executive Order “prevents the imminent abolition of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and expiration of the Plumbing License Law on …

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  • 05.30.19

    Advocacy News

    Infrastructure Uncertainty

    May 13-20, 2019 was “Infrastructure Week” in Washington, D.C. Infrastructure Week is a time for infrastructure stakeholders from all across the spectrum, including energy, transportation, civil engineering, and of course water, to promote the need for improved infrastructure in the United States. In the partisan atmosphere that has been typical in Washington for many years now, one of the few …

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