The Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors-National Association said this position will allow the organization to take a leadership role on five legislative priorities that will help small businesses: Comprehensive health care and immigration reform, estate tax relief, transportation infrastructure funding, and simplified research and development tax credits.
Casey will be able to convey the association’s position on these issues as they are refined and presented to Congress, PHCC officials said.
“The council’s policies are developed through a consensus process,” said Casey. “We are pleased that PHCC will have a voice in their development and presentation. We also hope there will be the opportunity to add one or two more issues to the priority list that are of special interest to PHCC.”
The Small Business Legislative Council is an independent coalition of more than 60 trade and professional associations that lobby on the small business issues that affect plumbing and HVACR contractors and others in the industry. PHCC has been a member of the council for many years, and regularly attends its legislative/tax roundtable sessions and other events.
Other members of the council represent the interests of small businesses in manufacturing, retailing, distribution, professional and technical services, construction, transportation and agriculture issues.