Government Affairs

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers maintains a political presence in Canada and the United States monitoring developments that can have an impact on our industry and our members.
We will strive to keep you updated on those developments through this page. At times we may seek assistance in shaping opinion on certain issues or legislation. This may include letter writing campaigns or other forms of feedback sent to individual legislators.
We will do our best to keep you informed, but if members come across topics that might require our attention, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Government Affairs News

Congressman Katko introduces 2019 version of Mesothelioma Patient Registry Bill

Posted by on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

On March 18, Rep. John Katko, a Republican from New York’s 24th District, introduced the Mary Jo Lawyer-Spano Mesothelioma Patient Registry Act of 2019 (H.R. 1824) into Congress.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Congressman John Katko, Mesothelioma Patient Registry Bill

Clean energy tied to infrastructure  legislation

Posted by on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 15:03 PM

Government decisions impact many aspects of our daily lives (the taxes we pay, our ability to secure work, the health and safety of our workplace, health care and retirement benefits), and as such, our union has, and continues to emphasize, the importance of electing candidates who support the union construction industry, specifically the work of the Insulators.

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Topics: Government Affairs, political, Mechanical Insulation, clean energy incentives

CBTU launches program to increase Women in the trades by 30 percent

Posted by on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Created and disbursed by the Canada's Building Trades Unions.

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Topics: Canadian Conference, Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU)

National Mesothelioma Patient Registry funded through CDC

Posted by on Tue, Dec 18, 2018 @ 17:12 PM

The Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) funding bill for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that Congress passed in September includes $100,000 to begin work on developing a National Mesothelioma Patient Registry. This funding will be provided through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and specifically through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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Spring 2018 Canadian Conference Government Affairs

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

Saskatchewan is a beautiful province in the heart of Canada. It is bordered by the United States to the south, the Northwest Territories to the north, and Manitoba and Alberta to the east and west respectively.

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Topics: Canada, HFIAW, Government Affairs, Canadian Conference

Spring 2018 HFIAW Government Affairs Update

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

2017: A Year of Missed Opportunities

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Topics: Government Affairs

GP McCourt sends JOBS message letter to Leader Pelosi

Posted by on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

With continued political involvement at the top-of-mind for the International Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, General President McCourt penned a letter to U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Hon. Nancy Pelosi.

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Linda Sánchez and Tom Reed Introduce Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

Posted by on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (CA-38) and U.S. Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), both members of the Ways and Means Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation to create jobs and promote energy efficiency.  The Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act of 2017 would significantly reduce U.S. energy consumption by improving energy efficiency.

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Mesothelioma Patient Registry Bill Introduced

Posted by on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 @ 14:07 PM

A great amount of our government advocacy is focused on improving the health of our membership and
their families.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Patient Registry Bill

President Trump speaks during NABTU Legislative Conference

Posted by on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 10:07 AM

Including the promise that “America’s labor leaders will always find an open door with Donald Trump,” the new U.S. President was the final speaker to address the roughly 3,000 delegates attending the annual National Building Trades Legislative Conference in early April.

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Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, NABTU, Legislative Conference, President Trump

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