HVAC Breaking News

June 3, 2011: HARDI's Congressional Fly-In Discusses Key Issues Affecting the HVACR Industry

June 3, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sixty-three distributor and manufacturer member companies of Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) spoke with their United States congressional representatives and staff members in Washington, D.C., about important issues facing the HVACR industry at the annual HARDI Congressional Fly-In.

In addition to holding more than 170 private meetings with members of Congress and key staffers from their districts, HARDI members also heard from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in exclusive appearances for Fly-In participants.

Among the issues covered were the estate tax, REINS Act, Natural Gas Act (H.R. 1380), extension of the 25(c) tax credit, and the preservation of LIFO. Voicing their concerns as small business owners and unified by their affiliation with HARDI, the association noted that all participants presented strong and effective arguments on these issues, benefiting the HVACR industry by helping to shape the constantly changing legislation impacting the industry and wholesale distribution.

“The HARDI Congressional Fly-In continues to grow each year, both in member participation and our influence in Washington,” said Talbot Gee, executive VP and COO of HARDI. “With more than 170 personal stories told on Capitol Hill, our members really made their voice heard on key issues that will help our industry grow and prosper for years to come.”

Also speaking at the Fly-In was Kristin Nelson, senior staff member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Nelson discussed the Committee’s recently launched website, www.americanjobcreators.com, where small business owners can communicate directly to the Committee about regulations that can impede their growth.

HARDI members held a luncheon in the historic House Committee of Agricultural meeting room in the Longworth House Office Building thanks to the sponsorship of U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio).

For more information on HARDI, visit www.hardinet.org.

Publication date: 05/30/2011

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con