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BTU Act Coalition Alert: Contact your Representatives and Senators

Hurst Boiler | April 24, 2020

The federal government's response thus far has been focused on mitigating the impacts of this pandemic, through massive relief packages to fund small businesses, hospitals, and states. These provisions are important, but more will need to be done to fully recover from this crisis. What can you do while we are in isolation? Stay in contact with your Representatives and Senators.

Over the past two weeks, many of the state advocates for wood heating across the country have mobilized to make clear that the BTU Act will be imperative to our industry's recovery. So far, we have seen coalitions in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont submit letters to their respective congressional delegations. We urge you to do at least one of the following to continue this surge of grassroots support for the BTU Act:

  1. Sign onto your state association's coalition letter or send an individual letter.
  2. Call your Representative's and Senator's state offices while they are home during the congressional recess (contact information available on their websites)
  3. Attend virtual town hall meetings with your representatives (typically posted on their website).

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When will the Congress Address Recovery and Stimulus Issues?
The House and Senate are both in recess now to comply with the social distancing guidelines. The recess is scheduled to end in mid-May. With interest rates practically at 0% and the need to stimulate the economy, we could see significant interest in large investments in the country's infrastructure develop in the summer. The situation remains fluid and we will keep you all updated on developments in Washington, DC.