Advocacy News

  • 07.26.21

    Advocacy News

    PHCC Comments on Proposed HFC Allowance and Allocation Rule

    Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0044  The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is the oldest construction trades association in the country representing approximately 3,200 plumbing and HVACR contractors employing over 64,000 professionals across the United States. Since 1883, this organization has been concerned with the safe installation of plumbing and HVAC systems. …

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  • 06.23.21

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    Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal Emerges

    As infrastructure talks fell apart between Congressional Republicans, led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and President Biden, a bipartisan group of 20 Senators developed a framework on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.

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  • 05.25.21

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    Heavy Activity in State Capitols Across the Country: Pennsylvania and Michigan Legislation Will Stop Local Governments from Banning Natural Gas

    Since 2019, PHCC has been monitoring policy developments around the country as they relate to natural gas. It started with various municipal governments across California passing local ordinances that would prohibit natural gas installations in new construction, with an outlook on phasing out the use of natural gas in current infrastructure as part of a broader effort to decarbonize the energy grid by the 2030s.

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  • 05.19.21

    Your Voice Matters More Than Ever!
    Spur in Construction Spending Expected from Infrastructure Bill; Register for 2021 VIRTUAL Legislative Conference … and Chart the Course

    Did you know that the $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill being considered by Congress has several provisions that could create new business opportunities for p-h-c contractors? Specifically, the bill includes $111 billion for water infrastructure improvements, including $30 billion to replace aging lead pipes. The spur in construction spending directly and indirectly related to this massive investment potentially can provide ample opportunities for PHCC contractors nationwide.

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  • 04.28.21

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    PHCC ANALYSIS: Congress Debates Infrastructure;
    Key Provisions Impact P-H-C Contractors

    Since President Biden announced his administration’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure on March 31, debates for and against the proposal have dominated conversations in Washington and beyond. PHCC is watching these debates closely, as the current proposal includes several provisions that directly and indirectly affect contractors.  

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  • 04.19.21

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    Let Your Voice Be Heard on the Big Issues!
    PHCC—National to Host Its First Virtual Legislative Conference

    Registration is now open for the PHCC 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference to be held on Tuesday, June 15, from 1 – 3 p.m. ET, and on Wednesday, June 16, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with congressional leaders to express their opinions about the help that is needed to support the p-h-c industry and our members. Take advantage of this critical opportunity to have your voice heard!

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  • 04.19.21

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    President Biden Unveils Infrastructure Plan

    On March 31, President Joe Biden announced his administration’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure. The American Jobs Plan is an eight-year, $2.3 trillion proposal making significant investments in the country’s highways and bridges, ports, broadband networks, energy grids, buildings, and water infrastructure, which is aligned with the LIFT America Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in March. 

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  • 04.08.21

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    PHCC 2021 VIRTUAL Legislative Conference
    June 15-16, 2021

    With a new Congress and new Presidential administration in power as the nation prepares for post-pandemic recovery, your opinion and voice are critical during this important year in American history! Make plans now to participate in the June 15-16 PHCC 2021 VIRTUAL Legislative Conference and educate lawmakers on the significant role our industry can play in rebuilding America’s infrastructure and economy. Plumbing and HVAC contractors have an opportunity to chart the course of the biggest investment in American infrastructure in more than half a century.

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  • 03.24.21

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    Rolling Back Regulations is a Reality

    The Biden-Harris Administration continues to roll back regulations enacted during the previous administration. Two proposed rulemakings that withdraw rules have been released for public comment. In the newly released proposed rules, the withdrawal of the Independent Contractor Final Rule is based on several reasons

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  • 02.24.21

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    Another COVID Relief Bill Slated to Pass House by End of Week

    The U.S. House of Representatives is going through the procedural motions to pass the American Rescue Plan, the fifth comprehensive COVID relief bill. It is expected to pass the House by Friday, Feb. 26, though it may have to overcome a few hurdles in the Senate. The bill is a major Biden administration priority that will provide additional emergency funding to state and local governments to fight the pandemic and mitigate its economic and public health consequences.

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