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Legislative Updates
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...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Considers Support of Marina Operator Tax Obligation Act »
MRAA is considering support of H.R. 2795, the Marina Operator Tax Obligation Act introduced by Representative Doug Colli...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill to Double Federal Gas Tax »
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) introduced H.R. 3636, the Update, Promote and Develop America’s Transportation...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rep. Candice Miller Calls for Swift Action to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp »
Calling for a multi-layered approach to protect the health of the Great Lakes, Representative Miller (R-Michigan) thanke...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Issues Discussion Draft of Magnuson-Stevens Fishing Act »
MRAA is reviewing a Discussion Draft of the important Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which pr...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOAA Issues Notice of Its Intent to Privatize the Printing of Navigation Charts »
In an expected notice published on January 2, 2014, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration informed the pub...
Friday, December 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act »
Forward progress was made yesterday, in our opposition against an increase in the ethanol blend, with  Senator Feinst...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Asks Congress to Support Privatization to Reduce the Budget and Increase Competition »
MRAA joined with an impressive list of 43 other organizations in a letter to the House Budget Committee, as it went to c...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Joins with 40 Organizations In Full Page Ad and Letter to Congress Supporting Elimination of... »
On December 10 MRAA joined with 40 other organizations in an open letter to Congress and a full page advertisement in P...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Asks President to Support EPA Decision to Waive 2014 RFS for Ethanol »
MRAA Chairman Steve Baum and President Matt Gruhn has asked the President to support the recent decision by the US Envir...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACMA Meets at MDCE to Advise MRAA on 2014 Legislative Agenda »
Representatives from fifteen marine trades associations met under the Advisory Council of Marine Associations (ACMA) at...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Do-Nothing Congress Ends Year with Fewest Passed Bills on Record »
As the Washington Watch goes to press, Congress has passed 55-laws; and with only a few days left before the end of the...
Friday, October 25, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rep. Miller: Provision Creating First-Ever Great Lakes Navigation System Included in WRRDA Bill, Pas »
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastr...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA supports efforts to stop over regulation »
One of the biggest issues facing small business, and especially marine retailers, is the continuing movement in the fe...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA asks marine retailers to support Goodlatte "Dear Colleague" letter on RFS »
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is asking Members of Congress to sign his letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington's shutdown limits boaters' recreate opportunities »
The Federal government has shutdown, and Democratic and Republican leaders are not bending in their discussions on how...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Finalizes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) »
In August the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established the 2013 annual percentage standards for the RFS program...
Monday, September 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethanol Update »
MRAA attended a meeting last week organized by the Ethanol Coalition. The overall feeling was that Congress itself has don...
Monday, September 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Second Home Mortgage Interest Deduction »
Members of the House and Senate tax-writing committees are putting together legislative drafts that may determine the fate...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Conversion to Sub-octane Gasoline Threatens Boating »
A member of MRAA sent staff a note with great concern about significant increases to the price that distributors will be...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington Policies Continue to Hamper Business hiring and growth »
The US Chamber of Commerce's recent small business survey found that Washington policies hamper job growth, with over a...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Asks States to Support Completion of EPA Study on Copper Bottom Paints »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas joined with other marine groups in a grassroots campaign requesting the...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Large ethanol producer tells lawmakers the renewable energy policy needs to go »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has long held the position that the Renewable Fuel Standard must be revis...
Friday, July 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Environmental Protection Agency Regulation Intrudes on State Rights »
In the past few years, USEPA has taken over many programs originally managed by state agencies. USEPA takeovers of state p...
Thursday, July 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Status of Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 »
Congress is discussing the possibility of increasing the federal minimum wage. The passage of this could affect your busin...
Thursday, July 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the blendwall upon us? »
The Renewable Identification Numbers rose to record highs yesterday, indicating that the blendwall is upon us. This articl...
Thursday, July 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ohio Govenor signs bill on watercraft safety »
The Governor of Ohio signed a bill into law on July 11 that becomes effective with the signing that establishes clear crit...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Endorses Collins Tax Bill Written to Help Small Business »
Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) recently introduced s.1085, the Small Business Tax Certainty and Growth Act. The bill wo...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
GOP Presses President for Answers on Obamacare Delay »
As was published in the national media recently, the White House announced a one-year delay in implementation of the emp...

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