WASHINGTON — Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) was cheered when he told members of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association meeting here that he is a plumber (Mullin Plumbing, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma). The reason he ran for Congress, Mullin told the plumbing contractors at their annual Legislative Conference in late May, was that he realized that the government was a bigger problem for his company than his competitors were.
Contractors victorious at PHCC Legislative Conference
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 is a grant program to the states that helps fund career and technical education. The contractors were looking to pick up allies in Congress to push regulators into giving industry a voice in regulations. The contractors fanned out across Capital Hill where they met little resistance from either Republicans or Democrats. It was more a matter of who really “got it” and how enthusiastic they were.