Legislative

  • 03.13.19

    National Standard Plumbing Code Public Hearing Set for July 11, 2019

    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) encourages all members and industry representatives to review the Proposed Code Changes for the 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) and attend the NSPC public hearing, scheduled for July 11, 2019, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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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

    Advocacy News

    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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  • 01.23.19

    Advocacy News

    116th Congress: Off to a Slow Start

    The 116th Congress officially went into session January 3, 2019. As PHCC National has reported, in this current congressional cycle the U.S. Senate is controlled by Republicans (53 Republicans-47 Democrats) and the U.S. House of Representatives is now controlled by Democrats (234 Democrats-200 Republicans).

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  • 11.30.18

    Advocacy News

    PHCC Sends Letter to Congress About its Interest in the “First Step Act”

    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) applauds the ongoing efforts of the Trump Administration to pursue options, alternatives, and programs geared toward solving the skilled trades workforce crisis. PHCC is aware that the Senate is currently considering the “First Step Act” designed to help rehabilitate low-risk prisoners currently incarcerated by introducing them …

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  • 11.29.18

    Advocacy News

    Countdown for Congress to Pass Budget

    Congress (and the President) have until December 7 to pass (and sign), a federal budget – or face a partial government shutdown.  We’ve been at this point many times as a nation – and typically the issues are politically energized. The current issues (obstacles) are very clear in this budget process to complete a successful budget.  The most visible issue (and perhaps most politicized) is …

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  • 11.29.18

    Advocacy News

    Profile of the 116th Congress (2019-2020)

    With continued Republican control of the Senate – and new Democratic control of the House for the 116th Congress,  PHCC continues to monitor the profile of the 116th Congress as it pertains to House and Senate leadership – and committee chairmanships.  The Democratic Caucus nominated Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as speaker, and a vote will occur to confirm the nomination once the new Congress (House) …

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  • 11.29.18

    Advocacy News

    2018 Business Interest Deduction Changes

    As you may remember, the Tax Reform Act made many changes to the 2018 tax structure. One of these changes involves the deductibility of business interest expenses. For 2018, the deduction for business interest is limited to the sum of business interest income; 30% of the adjusted taxable income for the tax year; and the floor plan financing interest for the tax year. Any disallowed business …

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  • 11.08.18

    Advocacy News

    The 116th Congressional Election With the Election Now Over – What Are the Key “Takeaways” for PHCC?

    Whether you’re a policy wonk or fan of political polls, research and analysis - one dynamic was clear regarding the Congressional elections this week – predictions on the House and Senate races were pretty much on target and have changed the political landscape in Washington, DC.

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  • 10.25.18

    Advocacy News

    All Eyes on Congressional Elections: Less Than Two Weeks Away

    With the entire U.S House of Representative - and a third or the U.S. Senate up for election in less than two weeks...all eyes are on the Congressional elections. With the potential of a large freshmen class (House and Senate) for the 116th Congress, PHCC will be hard at work establishing, and re-establishing relations following the election.

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