Advocacy News

  • 02.12.20

    Advocacy News

    President’s Budget Request for FY2021 More Funding for CTE and Apprenticeships

    On Monday, February 10 the Trump administration released its proposal for funding the federal government in FY2021. Though the proposal includes an overall decrease in funding for the Departments of Education and Labor, the proposal includes increases in funding to career and technical education (CTE) and apprenticeship programs.

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  • 02.07.20

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    PRO Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives

    On Feb. 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The legislation was a high priority for House Democrats and organized labor in this session of Congress and passed on a near party-line vote of 224-193 with five Republicans breaking with their ranks.

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  • 01.29.20

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    DOE Releases Final Process Rule That Addresses Energy Conservation Standards

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its intent to publish its Final Rule, “Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products,” more commonly called the Process Rule. PHCC has been following this rule and remains supportive of these changes.

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  • 01.29.20

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    White House Event Demonstrates Effectiveness of PHCC Advocacy

    Earlier this month, PHCC members, state executives and staff were invited to the White House for an exclusive PHCC ceremony celebrating the association’s commitment to the Pledge to America’s Workers. PHCC enjoyed a private audience with the President’s senior advisors for an overview of our industry and the importance of registered apprenticeship to ensuring the continuity of the plumbing and HVAC trades.

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  • 01.29.20

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    Energy Efficiency Tax Credits: What You Need to Know

    PHCC thanks its members who responded to the Legislative Alert last month to support passage of the extension of energy efficiency tax credits. Thanks to your outreach, Congress passed (and the President signed) a spending bill that included a clean extension of Sections 25C and 179D of the U.S. Tax Code, thus allowing American families and businesses to take advantage of federal tax credits for upgrading to energy-efficient HVAC systems in their homes and commercial buildings.

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  • 10.28.19

    Congratulations to PHCC of Iowa, Missouri, and Ohio for Outstanding Advocacy Efforts

    The annual PHCC-Political Action Committee (PAC) reception is an opportunity for PHCC to recognize the hard work our state and local chapters invest into advocacy to make our industry a better place to do business. This year, three state chapters were recognized for exemplary service to its members through their grassroots and legislative programs.

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  • 07.25.19

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    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.

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  • 07.25.19

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    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.

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  • 06.26.19

    PHCC Signs the Pledge to America’s Workers

    PHCC is thrilled about our commitment to train 75,000 people over the next five years through our plumbing and HVAC apprenticeship programs by signing the Pledge to America’s Workers.

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  • 06.20.19

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    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.

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