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

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

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

U.S. 2016 Elections: U.S. Congress (U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives)

Posted by on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 @ 13:11 PM

Voters will also determine the control of the U.S. Congress.  In the U.S. Senate, Republicans currently have a 54-46 majority, and there are 34 Senate races this year (24 seats are Republican and 10 are Democratic).  If Hillary Clinton is elected president, Democrats will need to win 4 additional seats to win the majority (As Vice President, Tim Kaine would give Democrats the Senate majority if the Senate election was deadlocked at 50-50).  In the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republicans have a 247-186 majority, and it is expected that House Democrats will gain seats, and there is the potential for significant gains for House Democrats.

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Topics: legislation, election, Government Affairs, political, Construction, Union Labor, Government, US Congress, USA

U.S. 2016 Elections: Governors and State Legislatures

Posted by on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

With so much attention focused on the presidential election, it is easy to lose sight that there are many important Governor, state, county and municipal elections that will determine our future government leaders. 

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Topics: election, Government Affairs, political

General President McCourt to host three labor rallies

Posted by on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

 

HFIAW General President James McCourt will host three labor rallies througout the United States. The details for each are listed below. The Brothers and Sisters of surrounding Locals are encouraged to engage and attend. Pictures from each will be posted following the event.



Saturday, October 22

Detroit, Michigan

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Topics: Government Affairs, Government

Legislative Update: Mechanical Insulation Incentive Bill progress

Posted by on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 @ 15:04 PM

With the support of Congressman Bob Dold, Republican from Illinois, as the new sponsor of the Mechanical Insulation Incentive Bill, we worked with his staff to identify a lead Democrat co-sponsor.

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Topics: tax credit, Government Affairs, political, Mechanical Insulation Incentive Bill, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, H.R. 4165, Government, United States Congress, Congressman Bob Dold, Mechanical Insulation

Mesothelioma Patient Registry Act

Posted by on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

As we work to promote the health of Insulator members and families, we are continuing our work to promote the Mesothelioma Patient Registry Act (H.R. 3284).

In October, General President McCourt wrote to Congressman Katko, the sponsor of H.R. 3284, thanking him for his leadership by introducing this important legislation.

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Topics: Government Affairs, political, Mesothelioma

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