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Legislative Updates
Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Submits RFS For Approval »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent its final Renewable Fuel Standard rule on volume obligation to the Office...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
GLRI Funding to Target Harmful Algae Blooms »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 3 that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will provide almo...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hill Looks Toward Quick September Session »
After a five-week recess, Congress returned to work Sept. 8 with the hope of averting a government shutdown before rushi...
Saturday, August 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anti-Ethanol Lobby to Support H.R. 875 »
With 24 co-sponsors, a bill introduced by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has the full support of several large, diverse...
Saturday, August 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Sends Highway Bill to President »
Congress sent H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act, to President Obama Aug. 1. The bill successfully am...
Saturday, August 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do-Nothing Congress on Five-Week Recess »
Many conservatives who believe "no legislation is good legislation,” after years of Congress passing laws that created a...
Friday, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participate in the Future of Navigation »
In the face of rapidly changing and advancing technology like GPS, AIS, electronic chart display, cellular devices and t...
Friday, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethanol Continues Attracting Congressional Attention »
Efforts to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard continue on Capitol Hill. The Congressional Budget Office just published a...
Friday, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Works to Reauthorize Highway Trust Fund »
Talks on a new highway bill are gearing up in Congress as the all-encompassing Highway Trust Fund is set to expire Augus...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
USCG Announces Record Low Number of Boating Fatalities in 2013 »
On May 13, the U.S. Coast Guard released its report on recreational boating statistics for 2013 and announced a new reco...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Opposes the Boat Occupancy and Teaching Act »
Reacting to a recent boating accident in New York, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) introduced H.R. 4642, the Boat Occupancy and...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Boating Industry Disappointed in Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Progress »
On May 29, the House Committee on Natural Resources marked up H.R. 4742, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Incre...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Signs WRRDA Into Law »
Today, President Obama signed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Research and Development Act, into law. The WRRDA conference...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stop Taxpayer Support for Ethanol »
Since the creation of the domestic market for corn-based ethanol as an additive for gasoline, the federal government has...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethanol Worse for Environment Than Gasoline, Study Says »
A new University of Nebraska study released April 20 in a publication called Nature Climate Change says eliminating eth...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bush Tax Cut Extensions Likely to Progress in Senate »
The U.S. Senate voted 96-3 to open debate on a bill that will renew several tax breaks known as the Bush Tax Cuts, first...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
USFWS Announces $14.27M in BIG Projects »
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service gave recreational boaters and anglers good news May 9 when it announced program com...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABC Set for May 5-7 in Washington, D.C. »
The American Boating Congress (ABC) is the industry's annual legislative conference that brings recreational boating lea...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Opposes E-15 »
Increasing ethanol content in gasoline is bad for boats and the boating business. The Marine Retailers Association of th...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Supports Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) is asking Congress to reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Meets with Rep. Miller on Asian Carp »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), BoatUS and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participate in Pre-ABC Webinar April 23 »
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is inviting American Boating Congress (ABC) attendees to attend a p...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressional Expectations in 2014 »
Over the past few months, Congress has been making headway when it comes to breaking up the gridlock of previous years i...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ambitious Tax Reform on Deck for 2014 »
Tax reform will be hotly contested in Washington this year, as groups campaign to retain valuable tax breaks for their c...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 411 on Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization »
MRAA supports this year’s reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary l...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Signs Regulatory Reform Letter »
MRAA joined several other pro-business trade associations under leadership of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce by signing a...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Takes Aim at Great Lakes Invasive Species »
On February 5, Rep. Candice Miller (R-Michigan) introduced H.R. 4001, the Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Boating Congress Draws 36 Industry Organizations as Co-hosts »
In 2013, the American Boating Congress (ABC) was co-hosted by 31 industry organizations who worked together to create...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Ethanol »
The anti-ethanol DC coalition, Smarter Fuel Future, which MRAA is a member, generated over 10,000 comments to the U.S. E...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Supports Change in Recreational Boat Definition in Longshore Act »
MRAA supports H.R. 3896, a bill introduced on January 16, 2014 by Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, to amend the Longshore...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Taxing Question in Congress »
For the past several years, Congress has faced a year-end deadline to pass the tax extenders bill. It has been one of Con...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Looks at Several Ways to Increase Revenue for Transportation »
A bipartisan effort to find new revenue to fund roads, bridges, and mass transit may hit recreational boating hard. Hist...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Turns to Magnuson-Stevens, the Saltwater Fisheries Management Act »
On February 4, 2014 the House Committee on Natural Resources held its first hearing on the re-authorization of the impor...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Issues Action Alert on Ethanol »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has called marine retailers to action by asking them to contact the U.S...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
WRRDA in Conference Would Provide Funds for Recreational Harbors »
H.R. 3080 and S. 601, the Water Resources Reform and Development Acts have passed the House and Senate and now reside in...

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