ACCA Urges Immediate Adoption of Legislation to Help Workers and Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus

Arlington, VA (March 23, 2020)
Today, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), President and Chief Executive Officer, Barton James issued the following statement urging Congress to adopt legislation to aid workers and businesses impacted by coronavirus:

"The time for partisanship is over. Small businesses, in particular America’s HVACR contractors, need immediate action from the federal government to ensure businesses stay open and that they can pay their employees. Contractors need assistance to reduce the potential for future layoffs, and they don’t need partisan fights that hold up essential tools that will help them maintain their operations and pay their workers.”

 "ACCA appreciates the leadership from senators who have been involved in these negotiations and urge swift action to advance this emergency stimulus package. Every hour that Congress delays action, the risk increases for ACCA member companies to shutter, and more Americans will fall into unemployment. We cannot, and should not, allow this to happen. We urge Congress to act in a bipartisan manner to work out any remaining differences on this legislation and pass the bill without delay."


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.