2023 PHCC Legislative Conference
May 16 - 17, 2023

2023 PHCC Legislative Conference
Tuesday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

YOTEL Washington DC

415 New Jersey Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20001

PHCC Group Rate: $319 per night

Hotel Cutoff: April 24, 2023
(Note: Hotel Information to book your room will be included in your meeting confirmation)

Nearest Airports: Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA, Blue and Yellow Line Metro accessible to Union Station), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD, Silver Line Metro accessible to Union Station), Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI, MARC rail/Amtrak accessible to Union Station).

Amtrak Northeast Corridor to Union Station Washington DC (WAS).

Make plans now to attend the PHCC 2023 Legislative Conference IN-PERSON to meet with your lawmakers and educate them on the significant role our industry can play in promoting energy, economic, and workforce policies that are important to our industry and will move America forward. You will have access to:

  • Insider political analysis from keynote speakers
  • Targeted issues briefing and effective advocacy tips
  • Orientation on conducting meetings with legislators and staff
  • IN-PERSON visits with your representatives in Congress
  • Easy-to-use technology providing access to your meetings schedule and to help you navigate Capitol Hill

And, you’ll be able to educate policymakers on:

  • Protecting America’s energy future through fuel choice
  • The costs and realities of building electrification
  • Supporting workforce programs and registered apprenticeships

Meetings will be scheduled based on your state and Congressional district. Please contact Mark Valentini at valentini@naphcc.org or (703) 752-9871 if you have any special scheduling questions or requests. PHCC staff will provide a preliminary issues orientation virtually, a “first-timers” briefing for those who are new to advocacy (onsite), and a comprehensive issues briefing with keynote speaker Charlie Cook (also onsite) to ensure you are prepared for your day of meetings on the Hill.

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YOTEL Washington DC Hotel
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May 16th, 2023 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

First Timers Briefing (Studio 2)

First-Timers Briefing First time to D.C.? Twentieth? It doesn’t matter, Chuck and Mark will provide a personal briefing on advocacy best practices and an overview of PHCC’s legislative agenda.

Session Type: Seminar

May 16th, 2023 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Keynote Speaker Charlie Cook

Keynote Speaker Charlie Cook Renowned pollster and Washington insider Charlie Cook will provide the political analysis that made him a household name–exclusively for PHCC Legislative Conference attendees! --and will answer all of your questions.

Session Type: Meeting

May 16th, 2023 | 2:10pm - 3:10pm

The Chuck and Mark Show LIVE!

The Chuck and Mark Show LIVE! PHCC’s own Chuck White and Mark Valentini will provide a detailed briefing on legislative meeting protocols, an in-depth look at our policy agenda, and answers to any of your questions.

Session Type: Keynote

May 16th, 2023 | 3:20pm - 4:20pm

Washington Insider Panel, Part 1

Washington Insider Panel, Part 1 Chuck White will moderate a panel with policy professionals representing manufacturers and fuel distributors on implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and what contractors need to know.

Session Type: Panel Discussion

May 16th, 2023 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Networking Reception on Capitol Hill


After an informative day of educational content, wind down with refreshments alongside your fellow PHCC contractors–in addition to distributors and manufacturing representatives–at a joint reception on Capitol Hill co-hosted by PHCC, Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) and Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Special guests Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) as well as other Members of Congress are expected to join us in the historic Caucus Room in the Cannon House Office Building.

Session Type: Reception

May 17th, 2023 | 7:00am - 9:00am


Session description not available at this time.

Session Type: Breakfast

May 17th, 2023 | 7:45am - 9:00am

Washington Insider Panel, Part 2

As you prepare for your Capitol Hill meetings over breakfast, a panel of Washington lobbyists moderated by Mark Valentini will share their professional experiences and impart their own wisdom on conference attendees to make sure you are prepared for the day ahead.

Session Type: Panel Discussion

May 17th, 2023 | 9:30am - 9:30am

Group Photo (West Front, U.S. Capitol)

Session description not available at this time.

Session Type: Meeting

May 17th, 2023 | 10:00am - 4:00pm

Legislative Meetings

Legislative Meetings PHCC will make all of the arrangements for you and your state delegates to meet with your Members of Congress. We will discuss the following issues:

Workforce Funding: As we enter appropriations season, we must ensure continued funding for programs that provide pathways to careers in plumbing and HVAC, including the Department of Labor’s registered apprenticeship program, Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), and Perkins Career and Technical Education (Perkins CTE). We must also push for tax incentives for employers who hire apprentices.

Consumer Impact on Electrification: As Congress explores ways to reduce carbon emissions, plumbing and HVAC contractors know better than anyone else the cost of forced electrification policies has on consumers, such as the ability to keep homes warm and water hot during the winter months, and the unanticipated costs of fully electrifying homes.

Responsible Energy Policy: America’s energy portfolio must remain diverse and leverage the energy resources we have right here at home. Fossil fuels such as natural gas must be part of the solution, America can’t do it on renewable energy alone.

Session Type: Meeting

May 17th, 2023 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Closing Reception

After a long day of meetings, settle down with your PHCC friends and share your experience. Guest Congressional speakers will join us.

Session Type: Reception