Advocacy News

  • 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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  • 05.15.19

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    PHCC Members Advocate for Key Issues At 2019 Legislative Conference

    During PHCC’s Legislative Conference, a very focused and energetic group of professional PHCC contractors, association executives and industry partners took to Capitol Hill to advocate for PHCC members before Congressional members.

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  • 05.15.19

    When a Voice Turns Into Action

    Sometimes it takes a village – or at least a strong contingent of passionate contractors – to create change. By voicing our concerns in person about unfair utility competition, we hopefully put a face – and a story – with this important issue.

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  • 04.04.19

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    Federal Judge Blocks Expanded Access to Association Health Plans

    U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C., ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in an Association Health Plan (AHP) lawsuit filed by 12 states who claimed that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded its statutory authority in a rulemaking that opened up opportunities for multi-employer AHPs.

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  • 02.12.19

    2019 State of the Union Analysis

    In his second State of the Union address, President Trump called for compromise and national unity--on his terms--as he addressed a joint session of Congress.

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  • 01.24.19

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    Partial Government Shutdown Continues

    The partial government shutdown continues...the basis of which gravitates around issues related to border security and immigration policies.

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  • 01.24.19

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    OSHA Announces Increased Fines

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will increase penalties in 2019 after publication in the Federal Register. The “Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements” penalty increases from $12,934 to $13,260.

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  • 01.24.19

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    Industry Weighs in on DOE Standards

    Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rulemakings will soon close public comment periods. These proposals would change the manner in which residential gas furnaces and commercial water heaters are regulated.

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  • 01.24.19

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    DOL Rescinds 2017 Apprentice Ratio Guidance

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently rescinded a 2017 guidance letter which detailed steps to achieve compliance in the establishment of apprentice to journeyworker supervisory ratios.

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  • 01.23.19

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    2019 Regulatory Outlook

    The 116th Congress starts with a different makeup than the 115th now that the Democratic Party controls the House of Representatives. What will this change bring to the world of regulations?

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