Legislative

  • 04.28.21

    Advocacy News

    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

    Advocacy News

    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

    International Code Council Committee Action Hearings Open This Month

    The International Code Council will conduct the 2021 Committee Action Hearings virtually for the first time in the organization’s history. The April 11 - May 5 virtual hearings will review proposed changes to the 2024 International Codes.

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  • 04.19.21

    Advocacy News

    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

    Advocacy News

    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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  • 02.24.21

    Advocacy News

    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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  • 02.24.21

    Advocacy News

    PHCC Joins With Industry Counterparts to Support the National Apprenticeship Act

    Earlier this month, PHCC joined with the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO); the Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders, and Service Techs (United Association, or UA); and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) to celebrate the passage of the National Apprenticeship Act (NAA) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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  • 02.09.21

    Plumbing Industry Allies Support National Apprenticeship Act of 2021

    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association (PHCC), and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) applaud the House of Representatives for bipartisan passage of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447) on Friday and strongly encourage the Senate to approve it as well.

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  • 01.26.21

    Advocacy News

    Another Texas Licensing Battle Expected

    As the Texas State Legislature gears up for its biannual session, a bill was pre-filed in late November in the Texas House of Representatives that would extend the charter of the state’s Board of Plumbing Examiners (BPE). HB636, if passed into law, would allow the BPE to operate until September 1, 2027, unless the state’s sunset review process determines it should continue to exist.

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  • 01.26.21

    Advocacy News

    PHCC Scores in COVID Relief; Legislative Challenges Still to Come

    On Sunday evening, December 27, outgoing President Donald Trump signed the last piece of legislation to cross the Resolute Desk before the end of his term. The FY2021 omnibus spending package to keep the Federal government funded through September 30 included more than $900 billion in COVID relief that has been haggled over by congressional leaders and White House staff for nearly nine months.

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