Legislative

  • 05.30.19

    Advocacy News

    Infrastructure Uncertainty

    May 13-20, 2019 was “Infrastructure Week” in Washington, D.C. Infrastructure Week is a time for infrastructure stakeholders from all across the spectrum, including energy, transportation, civil engineering, and of course water, to promote the need for improved infrastructure in the United States. In the partisan atmosphere that has been typical in Washington for many years now, one of the few …

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  • 05.15.19

    Advocacy News

    PHCC Members Advocate for Key Issues At 2019 Legislative Conference

    During PHCC’s Legislative Conference, a very focused and energetic group of professional PHCC contractors, association executives and industry partners took to Capitol Hill to advocate for PHCC members before Congressional members.

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  • 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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