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Nov 15 2021
SMACNA announced its support for the long awaited and historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The $1.2 trillion deal cleared the U.S. Senate in August and the House of Representatives in November.
Nov 04 2021
SMACNA strongly supports final passage of Senate-passed infrastructure bill
Sep 30 2021
Employees of federal contractors (and subcontractors) have until December 8 to be fully vaccinated or request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.
New projections show improved outlook for PBGC
Among many salient points, Sandusky emphasized the importance of investing in a skilled and trained workforce.
Sep 23 2021
SMACNA’s Sandusky co-authors opinion piece on the need to broaden the definition of infrastructure to include public and private buildings in federal and state infrastructure packages.
Sep 03 2021
SMACNA joined leading business and efficiency groups in supporting small business efficiency upgrade incentives that will be simplified with the Main Street Efficiency Act of 2021.
Aug 26 2021
Congressional Insider Club members socialize with legislators while promoting the industry.
Aug 19 2021
The White House released state fact sheets to highlight the nationwide impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest long-term investment in the country’s infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century.
Aug 11 2021
SMACNA applauds the passage of The Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2021.
Aug 04 2021
Businesses with fewer than 500 employees can use expanded tax credits for employees who take time off to assist a family or household member who is getting vaccinated against Covid-19.
Jul 28 2021
On July 21, the Construction Employers of America (CEA) hosted both Regulators and Representatives from Congress to discuss several issues and pending legislation that will have an immediate impact on SMACNA members and the industry.
Jun 29 2021
Bills that will benefit energy efficiency and increase SMACNA contractor market opportunities are also under consideration. There is an encouraging amount of focus on federal labor standards favorable to SMACNA members in infrastructure and energy bills.
Jun 10 2021
Featured topics in this most recent Legislative Update include recent developments surrounding the Congressional response to COVID-19, with a strong focus on legislation that has been passed, and the current Congressional agenda leading up to and beyond the August recess.
May 06 2021
SMACNA National’s Capitol Hill Office staff work tirelessly to advance the interests of our members and represent our industry in Congress.
May 06 2021
The recently passed American Recovery Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) included several provisions that could impact multiemployer plans. This webinar for SMACNA members, chapter executives, and trustees outlined key provisions in the ARPA that are applicable to our industry.
Apr 30 2021
School Construction, COVID Tax Credits and Recently Endorsed Bills SMACNA has expressed support for S. 96, “The Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act” sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and 27 cosponsors.
Mar 25 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law March 11, 2021 (P.L. 117 - 2). This article summarizes an eight-page Multi-Elert from the National Coordinating Committee on Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) on the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 (EPPRA) provisions included in ARP.
Feb 28 2021
The Senate is concentrating on Biden Administration Cabinet appointments, and the Senate and House both remain focused on producing a COVID-19 relief package that meet budget and reconciliation rules to avoid a Senate filibuster.
Dec 01 2020
Bipartisan agreement on pension relief, along with authorization of Composite Plans, could not be reached in time to be included in the final bills of this session of Congress.
Oct 31 2020
Pension relief and Composite Plans were in previous House-passed bills and Composites were included in the Grassley-Alexander pension proposal, so there had been high expectations pensions and Composite Plans would be included in a negotiated stimulus package.
The Senate and the House left Washington without agreement on a new COVID relief bill. The stalemate is not good news for SMACNA pension efforts.
Jun 10 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act, Public Law Number 116–142, with changes to PPP strongly supported by SMACNA, was signed into law by the president on June 5, 2020. The legislation provides more time for PPP borrowers to use their loan funds, qualify for loan forgiveness and gain additional relief from the program’s original requirements.
Mar 31 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting health and economic devastation has certainly diverted a lot of attention from the pension issue, but key members of Congress and staff have continued the negotiation process.
Feb 28 2020
While the 2018 Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans could not overcome political divisions to solve the pension crisis, it did launch the 2019 effort for a bipartisan solution and comprehensive reform.
Dec 20 2019
It is important to make sure that multiemployer reform proposals are set up to protect contributing employers, the industry, and the multiemployer system.
Oct 25 2019
SMACNA has joined with energy efficiency allies and advanced a letter to both the House and Senate tax committee leaders.
Aug 20 2019
As previously reported in a SMACNA Alert, on July 24 the House of Representatives passed H.R. 397 the so-called Butch Lewis Act that would establish a gov-ernment funded Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund to provide loans to failing plans that many experts think may never be repaid.
Jun 20 2019
SMACNA supports the bipartisan legislation, “The Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019,” H.R. 748, which was recently referred to the House by the House Ways and Means Committee.
May 20 2019
Due to its popularity with contractors nationwide, federal change order reform has recently been reintroduced in Congress. It has bipartisan support and a promising future of passage.