ISSA Releases 2021-2022 Advocacy Fund Impact Report

May 12, 2022 ISSA Releases 2021-2022 Advocacy Fund Impact Report

ISSA is proud to release the 2021-2022 ISSA Advocacy Fund Impact Report.

In June 2020, ISSA created the ISSA Advocacy Fund (IAF) to build on the success of its government affairs efforts. Since then, the IAF has successfully influenced and impacted legislation and regulations affecting the full spectrum of the cleaning industry.

“As a result of our advocacy efforts, the cleaning industry now has ‘a seat at the table,’” said ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft. “We thank our nearly 60 IAF contributors for all they do to demonstrate the value of clean and support our efforts to change the way the world views cleaning.”

Some 2021-2022 IAF highlights include:

  • Healthy and Safe Tax Credit – In March 2021, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced the Healthy Workplaces Act, which would create a tax credit to help businesses provide a safe and sanitary environment for their workers and customers.
  • EPA Expands Safer Choice Program– In late 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would restore and expand its Safer Choice program. Prior to this announcement, ISSA signed on to a letter to Congress expressing strong support for the program.
  • Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act– In December 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to help ease supply chain backlogs. The Senate passed similar legislation in March 2022. Congress must now resolve differences between these two bills.
  • Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Act – In March 2022, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) introduced legislation to create a year-round, non-seasonal temporary worker program. ISSA is working to gain support for this proposal to address the labor shortages facing our industry.
  • Other Highlights – The addition of 1,200+ ISSA Advocates for Clean, the success of the ISSA Clean Advocacy Summit, and National Cleaning Week, to name a few.

“The cleaning industry is facing a number of challenges such as labor shortages, supply chain issues, inflation, and an ever-changing regulatory environment,” said John Nothdurft. “Thanks to the continued support of ISSA’s Board of Directors and our members, we will continue to proactively engage policymakers on these and other evolving issues.”

For more information about the ISSA Advocacy Fund, including this impact report, please contact ISSA Government Affairs Manager Stacy Seiden.