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Legislative Updates
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...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Returns from Independence Day Recess »
Congress returned Monday, July 8, to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student lo...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Temporary Deficit Reduction »
The following link is a report from the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis on the Congressional Budget Offic...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Luxury Tax on Boats Dies »
The luxury tax on boats bill has died in Connecticut. Legislation was successfully passed to repeal the luxury tax on boat...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
CFPB looking to further regulate dealers »
The Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which passed Congress in 2010, authorized the creation of the Consumer Finance Prote...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulatory Accountability Act Introduced In House and Senate »
The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013 was re-introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 2122) w...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Marine Industry Bill Signed by Governor Scott »
Florida House Bill 999 was signed by Governor Rick Scott (F) in late May and will take effect on July 1, 2013. The bill 1...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Governor Signs Ethanol Bill »
Legislation that began in Florida as H.B. 4001 and sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) was signed by Governor Rich Scott (R...

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