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A compilation of news and information regarding the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas that was published in an industry trade magazine or released from the MRAA itself:

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Legislative Updates
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...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Environment Subcommittee Looks at Mid-level Ethanol »
The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on February 26 titled, "Mid-level Et...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Asks Congress to Intercede with the EPA To Prevent Sales of E15 Blends »
Subsequent to the Environment Subcommittee hearing on mid-level ethanol blends, MRAA sent a letter to Rep. Chris Stewart...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethanol Bills Introduced in Senate and House »
On February 14, Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced, S. 344, a bill to prohibit the EPA from approving the introducti...
Thursday, June 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill to Repeal the Death Tax Postponed »
As an update to our ongoing watch about the estate tax, Senator Thune (R-South Dakota) has postponed his bill until next w...
Saturday, February 2, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress introduces important bills to stop the spread of Asian carp »
Both the House and the Senate have introduced bills to address the growing problem of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi...
Thursday, January 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
What dealers can expect from Washington, D.C., in 2013 »
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Thursday, January 3, the 113 th Congress was gaveled into session with great hope for reduced pol...
Thursday, January 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA looks back on legislative successes »
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday, January 2, 2013, the 112 th Congress of the United States finally ended. Many may thin...
Thursday, January 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dealers' Guide to the Fiscal Cliff Legislation »
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The events and negotiations leading to passage of key legislation averting the so-called Fiscal Cliff...
Sunday, January 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fiscal Cliff Deal: Copy of HR 8 for your review »
The link below will take you to a copy of the newly passed H.R. 8 that extends certain Bush-era tax benefits and establish...
Friday, December 14, 2012   (1 Comment - view/add)
Lobbying yields big pay-off in N.H. »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – When John Irwin of Irwin Marine, Laconia, N.H., joined his fellow MRAA members at the 2012 American B...
Thursday, December 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethanol debate to heat up in 2013 »
The boating industry, including boat manufacturers, dealers, marina operators, and boat yards, has been voicing strong c...
Thursday, December 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strong support for current estate tax policy »
Meetings in the Senate on repeal of the estate tax contained in the Bush-era tax cut legislation confirm there is strong...
Thursday, December 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACMA guides MRAA on 2013 legislative action »
The Advisory Council of Marine Associations (ACMA) met at the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo (MDCE) on Nov. 10 to revi...
Thursday, December 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA optimistic about Fiscal Cliff deal »
MRAA continues to closely follow negotiations regarding the Fiscal Cliff. The Fiscal Cliff is defined as the combination o...
Saturday, December 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
AAA Speaks Out Against Ethanol »
Yesterday, the American Automobile Association issued a press release opposing E15 gasoline and urging the Environmental...
Friday, November 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recreational fishing infrastructure eligible for disaster assistance »
According to a press release distributed yesterday, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), senior member of the House Natu...
Thursday, November 29, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home mortgage interest deduction back 'on the table' »
The following is an article in today's Washington Post that says the home mortgage interest deduction, including the sec...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health »
WASHINGTON -- Pursuant to an order from a U.S. District Court and as required by the Beaches Environmental Asses...
Friday, November 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
WP: 'Fiscal cliff talks begin' »
We're sharing an article from the Washington Post about the fiscal cliff talks at the White House that concluded a few m...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Presidential candidates differ over CAFE standards »
In September, the Obama Administration announced the most strict new vehicle fuel efficiency standards that would requir...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sequestration looms large with fiscal cliff and Bush tax cuts in balance »
The talk on the Hill these days is the Lame Duck Session that is coming after the election and the great concern about t...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Schumer introduces boating capacity standards bill »
Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) introduced S. 3537, the Boating Capacity Standards Act, on Sept. 13. It would requi...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Young introduces House Resolution praising hunters, anglers, boaters and industry »
On Sept. 20, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) introduced H. Res. 801 to recognize America’s hunters, anglers, trappers, recreat...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA shares concern over proposed loan restrictions for liveaboards »
MRAA joined with the National Marine Bankers Association to voice strong concern about a recent proposed rulemaking by t...
Saturday, September 22, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA supports letter encouraging passage of tax cuts »
The following link will take you to a letter that 50 GOP Freshmen Congressmen signed to the Ways and Means Committee, enco...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACMA to tackle legislative issues at MDCE »
The Advisory Council of Marine Associations (ACMA) is set to meet during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo (MDCE) i...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
What the Lame Duck Session holds for marine retailers »
Most of the real work of the U.S. Congress (and perhaps the most contentious) will occur after the elections when Congres...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
What marine retailers can expect from Congress between now and the elections »
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Congress returned to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10 for an abbreviated session and is likely...

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