Legislative

  • 10.06.21

    Advocacy News

    Reimbursements End for COVID-19 Leave Payments

    To help support workers during the pandemic, Emergency Family Medical Leave (EFML) and Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) programs were instituted. Originally mandatory for small businesses, these benefits were extended into 2021 as a voluntary program. Employers would be reimbursed by the federal government for limited payroll expenses that allowed workers to be paid to stay home and avoid …

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  • 09.30.21

    Advocacy News

    Legislative Crunch and Potential Crises Ahead

    The House is expected to vote on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) today, September 30, 2021. Liberal House Democrats have threatened to vote against BIF if there is no agreement with the Senate on passage of a separate spending bill, the Build Back Better plan, a $3.5 trillion piece of legislation embodying the Biden administration’s social priorities. House Republican leadership is also mobilizing to vote against BIF, and with a narrow Democrat majority it is very possible the infrastructure legislation could be voted down.

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  • 08.25.21

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    Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and Takes First Step on Major Reconciliation Package

    On Aug. 10, the U.S. Senate passed a long-awaited infrastructure package on a bipartisan 69-30 vote. The package is valued at approximately $1 trillion, about $600 billion of which is new spending.

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  • 06.23.21

    Advocacy News

    Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal Emerges

    As infrastructure talks fell apart between Congressional Republicans, led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and President Biden, a bipartisan group of 20 Senators developed a framework on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.

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  • 05.25.21

    Advocacy News

    Heavy Activity in State Capitols Across the Country: Pennsylvania and Michigan Legislation Will Stop Local Governments from Banning Natural Gas

    Since 2019, PHCC has been monitoring policy developments around the country as they relate to natural gas. It started with various municipal governments across California passing local ordinances that would prohibit natural gas installations in new construction, with an outlook on phasing out the use of natural gas in current infrastructure as part of a broader effort to decarbonize the energy grid by the 2030s.

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  • 05.19.21

    Your Voice Matters More Than Ever!
    Spur in Construction Spending Expected from Infrastructure Bill; Register for 2021 VIRTUAL Legislative Conference … and Chart the Course

    Did you know that the $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill being considered by Congress has several provisions that could create new business opportunities for p-h-c contractors? Specifically, the bill includes $111 billion for water infrastructure improvements, including $30 billion to replace aging lead pipes. The spur in construction spending directly and indirectly related to this massive investment potentially can provide ample opportunities for PHCC contractors nationwide.

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  • 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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