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Legislative Updates
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...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The CBO's economic outlook »
The link below will take you to a report to Congress by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on projections of the...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA keeps its eye on CFPD »
What follows is a summary of a recent article published by the Senate Republican Policy Committee on its concerns over th...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important boating and fishing law passed »
The U.S. President signed the $105-billion Highway Transportation Bill on July 6, bringing an end to a three-year fight o...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA applauds House passage of Red Tape Reduction Act »
In the House of Representatives, 245 members recently voted in support of small businesses everywhere by passing H.R. 407...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
House and Senate pass versions of Bush tax cuts »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act, on August 1 by a vote o...
Thursday, August 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
House votes to extend tax cuts, includes estate tax deduction »
I am following up briefly on yesterday's message on the Bush Tax cuts and continuation of the current estate tax. The Hou...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPC: CFPB's Unparalleled Unaccountability »
The following link will take you to a report on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from the Republican Policy Commit...

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