IEC Insider: November 2023

By |2023-11-27T16:35:32+00:00November 27th, 2023|Advocacy, IEC National|

IEC PAC-supported Members Introduce Resolutions Revoking Harmful Labor Policies Recently, members of Congress supported by IEC PAC introduced resolutions which would revoke rules implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced legislation that invalidates DOL’s rules revising Davis-Bacon while Rep.

Capital Connection: November 2023

By |2023-11-09T19:35:53+00:00November 9th, 2023|IEC National|

November 2023 IEC Provides Comments on IRA’s Prevailing Wage & Apprenticeship Requirements IEC submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on the proposed rule for prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements in clean energy projects. IEC expressed concerns about the Good Faith Effort Exception and expressed opposition to the project labor agreement incentives Read More IEC

IEC Insider: October 2023

By |2023-10-26T21:28:44+00:00October 26th, 2023|Advocacy, IEC National|

October 2023 House Finally Chooses a Speaker After three weeks of debate, the U.S House of Representatives has finally chosen Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) as its next Speaker of the House. The party’s infighting over a new leader has prevented the slim Republican majority from passing legislation or highlighting the disastrous pro-union policies of the

IEC Insider: September 2023

By |2023-10-02T16:42:43+00:00September 26th, 2023|Advocacy, IEC National|

September 2023 PLA Mandate One Step Closer to Becoming Law The rules implementing President Biden’s executive order mandating that all federal construction projects valued at over $35 million fall under a project labor agreement (PLA) is close to being finalized. The rule currently sits at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and, barring a government

Capitol Connection: September 2023

By |2023-10-02T16:43:52+00:00September 15th, 2023|Advocacy, IEC National|

September 2023 IRS Releases Proposed Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Requirements Late last month the Internal Revenue Service released proposed rules implementing the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements included in the Inflation Reduction Act for certain ‘green’ energy projects. The proposed rules primarily place the onus for meeting these requirements on the taxpayer in order to receive the

IEC Insider: August 2023

By |2023-08-24T15:08:12+00:00August 24th, 2023|IEC National|

<!doctype html> August 2023 Biden Administration Continues Issuing Pro-Union Proposals The Biden administration continues to pump out regulation after regulation that blatantly favors big labor, often at the expense of the merit shop. Most recently, the Department of Labor released a revised version of the Davis-Bacon rule, which was published today in the Federal Register

IEC Insider: July 2023

By |2023-08-03T17:25:49+00:00July 26th, 2023|IEC National|

July 2023 Comer Leads Committee Passage of FOCA Earlier this month, the Committee on Oversight and Accountability passed the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R.1209/S.537). The chairman, Congressman James Comer (R-KY), is the lead sponsor of the legislation, which would overturn the Biden administration’s project labor agreement mandate. You can watch the committee debate starting at

IEC of Texas Legislative Alert – May 2023

By |2023-06-01T18:42:51+00:00June 1st, 2023|IEC National|

The Texas 88th Legislative Session Update IEC of Texas Legislative Report The 88th Texas Legislature May 2023 Sine Die The 88th Legislature gaveled out Sine Die on May 29, 2023, and not without a good bit of drama! Governor Abbott then called the first of what he says will be multiple special sessions, beginning on

IEC National Advocacy Update

By |2023-06-01T18:43:27+00:00March 28th, 2023|IEC National|

What’s the IEC National Advocacy Award? This award is given to the chapters that demonstrate the most involvement in IEC National’s advocacy activities and does not involve an application process. The winners, scaled for chapter size, will be announced at SPARK and determined through a points system, with more consequential activities receiving more points. Some


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