How To Call on Legislators to Pass the Federal HFC Phasedown Bill

BY Emily Frost
10/31/2019 - HVAC News

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) has introduced the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM Act) allowing the HVACR industry to transition to a new generation of refrigerants and maintain US leadership in air-conditioning and refrigeration technology.

So you may be asking yourself...

How does this bill affect me?

The goal of this legislation is to keep the United States as the leader in air-conditioning and refrigeration technologies. U.S. distributors are benefited through direct contact with their supplier manufacturers in order to meet the demands of their customers.

A national HFC phasedown, by federal legislation, would create new manufacturing jobs in the United States, spur further investment in the U.S. economy by the HVACR industry, and ensure the continued safety and training of licensed HVACR professionals.

Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Thomas Carper (D-DE) have introduced the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM Act) along with 14 other original bipartisan cosponsors which would give EPA a limited grant of authority to phasedown the use of HFCs over the next 17 years. This regulation is necessary to move the industry to new HFO based refrigerants and equipment.

What can I do to ensure this bill is passed?

HARDI is here to help. We have opened an online portal that allows individuals to easily take action in support of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act.

To help members contact their legislators directly, HARDI has developed a portal that allows members to send action letters to your elected officials. By clicking the button below you can urge your Senators to cosponsor the AIM Act.

Just click the Take Action button below and you will be directed to the portal. Once there, enter your address, and letters to your assigned Representatives will prepopulate. Fill out the contact information on the left hand side and from there you can Send, Preview, or Edit the message. 

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We plan to expand the portal in coming months so that members can take action on all issues that affect the HVACR industry as they arise, giving you the opportunity to participate in the issues that affect your business.

For more information, contact Alex Ayers at aayers@hardinet.org.


BIPARTISAN COSPONSORS:

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Senator John Boozman (R-AR)

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)

Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Senator Todd Young (R-IN)