Organizers are calling the PHCC’s April 25-26 legislative conference a success.
Members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling
Contractors used the event to lobby for the repeal of the estate tax, more
workable regulations and better guidelines for federal weatherization programs.
“We were very pleased with the results of this
conference,” said PHCC President Keith Bienvenu. “Not only were the
meetings with legislators very beneficial, we have also received requests to be
involved in new small business groups that are being formed. This is a
true reflection of the year-long time, energy, passion and commitment that PHCC
members invest in building relationships with those who decide policy that
impacts our industry.”
Members heard from the chairman of
the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), and gave an
official goodbye to retiring Republican Sen. John Kyl of Arizona.
Kyl was the PHCC’s closing session speaker. He advised the
group to stay politically active.
“Get to know your lawmakers while
they are in your district and state,” Kyl said. “If you wait until your members
of Congress are in Washington, D.C., you’ve missed the opportunity to have a
The next PHCC legislative conference will be in 2013.