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

Advocacy News
November 30, 2018
By Mark Riso, Vice President of Legislative Affairs

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 to potential career options in the skilled trades. As was true in 1910 and in 1933, we need a national movement to attract and educate enough skilled tradespeople to fix the declining economic health of the construction trades industry and crumbling infrastructure. The plumbing, heating, cooling industry needs skilled and employable workers to help build American homes, businesses, and industries and hence, we will carefully consider programs that effectively move our nation in that direction. As such, PHCC will review the legislation and the details in terms of how it impacts our contractor-members.

First Step Act Letter to Congress


Vice President of Legislative Affairs
, PHCC-National Association
Mark Riso is the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for PHCC—National Association. He combines more than three decades of experience in politics with the grassroots efforts of PHCC chapters to represent the p-h-c industry on Capitol Hill.

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