HVAC

  • 07.07.20

    Advocacy News

    President Trump Signs PPP Extension

    On Friday, July 3, 2020, the president has signed S.4116, a bill that temporarily extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8. This bill moved very quickly through Congress in response to the small business program’s expiration on June 30. The PPP has been instrumental in keeping many small business contractors afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    read more >
  • 06.19.20

    PHCCCONNECT2020 Goes Virtual to Provide a Dynamic, Interactive Online Experience

    With the health and safety of attendees, staff and the public top of mind during the current public health crisis, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) announces that it will offer its annual conference, PHCCCONNECT2020, in a virtual format. The event, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1, will offer a valued-packed online program, full of high-quality education and networking opportunities.

    read more >
  • 05.14.20

    Advocacy News

    House Democrats Release Phase 4 Proposal Worth $3 Trillion

    On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced “Phase 4” legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. H.R.6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, is a $3 trillion comprehensive spending package.

    read more >
  • 05.06.20

    Advocacy News

    SBA Clarifies Paycheck Protection Program

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has added an Item 40 to their list of FAQ's expanding on the topic of PPP loan forgiveness. Some employers are finding laid-off workers declining return-to-work offers when those workers are receiving greater pay through un-employment.

    read more >
  • 04.28.20

    Advocacy News

    Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Update

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced it has ended its temporary non-enforcement of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Department had allowed a grace period to allow employers to comply with the Act’s requirements, particularly with the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Expanded Leave Act (EFMELA). A list of updated FAQs clarifies several points.

    read more >
  • 04.28.20

    Advocacy News

    Will It Be Enough? What’s Next?

    Roughly two weeks after President Trump signed the CARES Act into law to inject $2.3 trillion into the U.S. economy to keep it afloat, the $350 billion allocated for small business assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) dried up within two weeks. As of close-of-business Wednesday, April 15, more than 1½ million small businesses were approved for $324 billion in loans. The fund was completely depleted the following day.

    read more >
  • 04.24.20

    COVID Recovery Efforts

    Many of the personal hygiene and medical protocols needed to ultimately eradicate this disease takes for granted the availability the heating and cooling of water, and maintaining healthy temperatures and humidity of controlled air.

    read more >
  • 04.21.20

    Advocacy News

    Congress Agrees to $500 Billion Supplement to CARES Act

    Congressional leaders agreed to a deal to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program. If the Senate approves the legislation, the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives could pass the bill before the end of the week and have it ready for the President’s signature.

    read more >
  • 04.16.20

    Advocacy News

    COVID-19: What Now?

    Roughly two weeks after President Trump signed the CARES Act into law to inject $2.3 trillion into the U.S. economy to keep it afloat, the $350 billion allocated for small business assistance is expected to dry up by the end of the week. As of close-of-business Wednesday, 1.52 million small businesses were approved for $324 billion in loans.

    read more >
  • 03.30.20

    White House Updates ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce’ List to Encompass Full Supply Chain of the Plumbing and Mechanical Industry

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has updated its “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” advisory list to more accurately define the plumbing and mechanical industry, a list that now includes language for which IAPMO advocated.”

    read more >