PHCC National Update by Dr. Gerry Kennedy, Executive Vice President

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  • Congress Releases 114th Congressional Calendar. This week House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released the 114th Congressional calendar for 2015.  The calendar confirms that Congress will be in session on the dates selected for the 2015 Legislative Conference (April 22-23, 2015).  PHCC National will soon provide program and registration information.  We hope you will plan to attend this important event.
  • Congressman Chabot Recommended as New Small Business Committee Chairman. This week the House Republican Steering Committee published their committee Chair recommendations for the next Congress.  Of particular note—Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), who was a speaker at this year’s PHCC Legislative Conference, has been recommended to serve as the Chairman of the House Small Business Committee.  Also, Congressman John Kline (R-MN) was recommended to Chair the House Education & the Workforce Committee.  Both Congressman Chabot and Congressman Kline were supported by the PHCC-PAC.  Each of these committees are key to PHCC’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.  The Chair recommendations still need to be ratified.
  • Congress Needs to Pass Another Budget. In September 2014, Congress passed and the President signed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government funded until December 11, 2014.  Congress must pass (and the President must sign) a budget or another CR on or prior to December 11, 2014 to keep the government running.
  • PHCC Educational Foundation Seeks New Committee Members for 2015. The Foundation relies on the expertise of its volunteers to help create valuable educational programs and resources. If you are interested in joining the committed group of Foundation volunteers that are making a difference in the industry, contact Cindy Sheridan at sheridan@naphcc.org.
  • The PHCC National Office will be closed next Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.  The PHCC national board and staff give thanks for our great members, our effective chapters and our outstanding volunteer leaders.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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