Public Policy & Advocacy

TCIA's mission as a trade association is to advance tree care businesses. One of the primary ways to protect and advance the industry is by influencing public policy in a direction favorable for our members. We do this with contributions to political campaigns through the Voice for Trees Political Action Committee (VFT-PAC), by weighing in on select legislative/regulatory issues, and by directly involving members in grassroots efforts. Click on a tab below to learn more.

Public Policy & Advocacy News

  • FMCSA Extends Waivers due to COVID-19 Pandemic 

    10/6/2020 - FMCSA decided to extend select waivers covering various regulatory provisions affecting CDL holders, CLP holders, and drivers operating CMVs that will expire on September 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Guidance on Payroll Tax Executive Order 

    8/20/2020 - On Saturday August 8th, President Trump signed a series of Executive Orders after negotiations between the Administration and Congress broke down on the next COVID-19 stimulus plan.
  • TCIA Commends Congressional Letter in Support of H-2B 

    1/30/2020 - On January 27, 2020, a group of 188 Members of Congress and Senators sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf asking for immediately release all of the additional H-2B visas.