August 7, 2020By Michael Copp, Executive Vice President There has been increased interest in temperature assessment devices as part of an overall COVID-19 response plan as businesses begin to reopen.  There is some hesitancy in using these instruments because in part as the Federal Drug Administration notes in its article, Non-contact Temperature Assessment Devices During […]

August 3, 2020By Mark Valentini, Director of Legislative Affairs With the introduction of the HEALS Act on July 27, the Republicans have presented a $1.5 trillion counter-offer to House Democrats’ $3 trillion HEROES Act. Several PHCC policy priorities are part of a final package. Those priorities include: Extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through […]

July 29, 2020By Mark Valentini, Director of Legislative Affairs Sometimes, policy proposals relevant to PHCC members can pop up in legislation that doesn’t exactly seem relevant. Such was the case with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense. As with most authorization bills, the House and Senate […]

July 29, 2020By Mark Valentini, Director of Legislative Affairs Congress is in the midst of negotiating the next comprehensive COVID-19 economic relief package. Trump administration officials have been lobbying Congress on several key administration priorities, the top two being a payroll tax cut and automatic forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000. The […]

July 17, 2020By Michael Copp, Executive Vice President I do not know about you, but I feel more bushed by the end of the day than I did before the pandemic forced a lot of us to telework from home. I maintain that this feeling of exhaustion comes from stress that is induced in part […]

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July 15, 2020By Mark Valentini, Director of Legislative Affairs The COVID pandemic has not yet subsided, yet as states focus on recovery and Americans adjust to what will be a “new normal” for the foreseeable future, PHCC’s federal advocacy is likewise beginning to refocus on issues that were important to the industry prior to March. […]

July 14, 2020By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association He was on the front lines of relief efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. He is a decorated 37-year Army veteran, having served in South Korea and Germany as well as other national posts. And he’s the go-to expert on disaster preparedness and crisis management for global […]

July 9, 2020By International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) With the recent surge of coronavirus cases in a number of states in various stages of reopening causing confusion and uncertainty in the industry, IAPMO will host a free webinar, The COVID Rollercoaster: Navigating Your Business Through the Ups and Downs of State COVID […]

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