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Legislative Updates
Wednesday, August 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on estate tax issue »
I want to provide you with a brief update on repeal of the Estate Tax. It appears House action on legislation to extend th...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA applauds passage of the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act »
MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas thanks the 245 Members of the House of Representatives wh...
Friday, July 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress looks at repeal of Estate Tax »
Congress is busy looking at repeal of the Estate (Death) Tax. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) is taking the lead in...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Phone conference on Death Tax scheduled for today »
New Study: "Cost & Consequences of the Federal Estate Tax” WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Brady, the author o...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Availability of funds for small business loans to increase? »
If the U.S. Federal Reserve follows the lead of the Bank of England, it could help small business get loans from participa...
Friday, July 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
No changes made to important boating fund »
The following link goes to a very brief section of H.R. 4348, the "Highway Bill" that re-authorizes the Sport Fish Restora...
Friday, July 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Secretary Seblius issues letter on Affordable Care Act »
The letter, pertaining to the Affordable Care Act and available at the link below, is written by the Secretary of Health...
Friday, July 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA joins coalition to oppose biofuel policies »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has joined the coalition behind SmarterFuelFuture.org to voice concer...
Friday, July 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress reviews Longshore and BAT issues »
At a July 12 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations of the Small Business Commit...
Friday, July 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA launches Internet survey »
Twenty years ago, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas supported a sales tax on catalog sales in an effort to...
Thursday, July 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA supports boating safety along southern border »
In an effort to keep boating and fishing along the southern border of the United States safe, the Marine Retailers Associ...
Thursday, July 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corps of Engineers issues lifejacket recommendation »
In early May, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ended its four year study of a potential lifejacket wear requirement for a...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small-business optimism remains at historic low »
Small business optimism, as measured by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Op...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of Homeland Security grants TWIC exemption »
If your business employs workers that hold a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), you may want to lear...
Thursday, June 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
An MRAA Statement on Planning for the Death Tax: Can Small Businesses Survive? »
This is a Statement for the Record of Mr. Matthew A. Gruhn, President, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas,...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Leads MTAs in Opposition to National Oceans Policy »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas led a group of 14 national and state marine trades associations in stro...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA: 'Kill the Death Tax' »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is submitting letters to the U.S. Senate and has launched a marine retai...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA approves E15 usage »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved usage of an ethanol blend of up to 15 percent in gasoline. Th...
Tuesday, April 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA opposes EPA takeover of private lakes »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas supports S. 2245, a bill introduced by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming)...
Thursday, March 29, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate, House extend transportation funding »
The Washington Post reported today that the House and Senate both approved a 90-day extension for transportation funding....
Wednesday, March 28, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dangerous precedent being debated in Connecticut »
The Connecticut Marine Trades Association is alerting its members of what it calls "a very intrusive bill," HB 5128, An Ac...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA supports efforts to fund dredging »
Through the Highway Bill, which we have been following over the last few weeks and months, the House of Representatives is...
Sunday, March 25, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
U of M: CAFE standards could mean bigger cars »
I find the article at the link below a little hard to believe, but I wanted to provide you with a brief status on the...
Sunday, March 25, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Hill: House sidesteps Highway Bill »
The following is a link to an article in the non-partisan newspaper "The Hill," on the Highway Bill. As you may recall, th...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA opposes Mass. license buy back effort »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas authored a letter opposing a state initiative in Massachusetts known as...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed 54.5 mpg CAFÉ could cost industry jobs and sales »
A proposed U.S. rule which would require automakers to double their vehicles average fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025 ma...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rep. Pingree Introduces Working Waterfronts Bill »
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) introduced H.R. 3109, the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act of 2012, along with 17 o...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOAA Sets Catch Limits on All Managed Species »
In an unprecedented effort to sustain commercial and recreational fishing in the next several decades, the National Ocea...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Longshore Rule Out »
In 2009, after a long fought battle by a coalition of recreational boating trade groups, the Longshore and Harbor Worker...
Thursday, March 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Highway Bill pulled from House floor »
The following will link you to a newsletter from the American Recreation Coalition. You will note that the newsletter says...
Thursday, February 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court to hear arguments against Affordable Care Act »
I attended a briefing this afternoon on the upcoming case the Supreme Court will hold, which may repeal parts of the Affor...
Friday, February 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on the status of the House Transportation Bill »
The link below will take you to a brief article by The Huffington Post on the current status of the House Transportation...
Thursday, February 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maryland considers hiking boat registration fees »
The following is an article from the Annapolis Capital newspaper about a proposal to raise boat registration fees in the...
Thursday, February 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPC: White House admits Obamacare failure »
The following includes a brief report from the Republican Policy Committee on the implementation of the new health care la...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minority Whip's Feb. 15th schedule includes H.B. 7 »
As you will see from the Minority Whip's Schedule , The House will begin debate tomorrow on H.R. 7, the Transportatio...

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