Legislative

  • 07.25.19

    Advocacy News

    Secretary of Labor Transition Underway

    On Friday, July 12, 2019,  Alex Acosta resigned as Secretary of Labor, setting the stage for Deputy Secretary Patrick Pizzella (pictured left) to step in as Acting Secretary until the spot is permanently filled.

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  • 07.25.19

    Advocacy News

    House Appropriations Support More Funding For Workforce Development and Education; Ball Now in Senate’s Court

    On June 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the last package of appropriations bills, having completed its part of the FY2020 appropriations process. The U.S. Senate must now consider 12 spending bills to fund government operations beginning Oct. 1, 2019.

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  • 06.20.19

    Advocacy News

    PHCC Legislative Day Checklist for Visiting your State Capitol

    Has your state chapter hosted an advocacy day at your State Capitol? If recent events in Texas are any indication, legislation debated by state legislatures and regulatory agencies can have as much (if not more) of an impact on your business than any policies that come out of Washington, D.C.

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  • 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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