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Legislative Updates
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
MRAA, NMMA COVID-19 Retail Reopening Guidelines »
LAST UPDATED:  Tuesday, July 9, 2:00PM ET   As states continue to reopen their e...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Paycheck Protection Program Changes All Dealers Need to Know »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2020 – On June 5 th , President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Flexibi...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Passes the Great American Outdoors Act »
  WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2020 – The U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Ac this afternoon with a...
Thursday, June 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Congress Near-Unanimously Approve PPP Changes for Small Businesses »
Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would give Paycheck Protection Program borrowers more free...
Thursday, June 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Commentary: Instead of reacting to the next disaster, let’s prepare for it »
MRAA government relations manager Adam Fortier-Brown recently wrote an op-ed published in the Portland Press Herald on the...
Thursday, June 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Moving to Save South Atlantic Red Snapper Fishery »
On Friday, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with recreational fishing and boating industry leaders at Maverick Boat G...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Relief Package Messaging Bill »
WASHINGTON, DC — On the evening of May 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their $3 trillion coronavirus relief p...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Joins with Outdoor Recreation Community Urging Congress to pass the Great American Outdoors Act »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 6, 2020 – Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released a letter today signed by 29 national outdoor...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tri-State Area Governors Reach Agreement on Reopening Marinas, Boatyards, and Marine Manufacturers »
On Saturday, April 18, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lam...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Senate Passes Deal to Reload Paycheck Protection Program, Sends to House for Consideration »
On April 21, The U.S. Senate reached a deal on a $484 billion funding package, to expand the popular Paycheck Protection P...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Calls on State Governors List Marinas and Repair Facilities as “Essential” »
MRAA’s Advocacy team is calling on all state Governors to adopt the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity &...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOL Publishes Guidance Explaining Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act »
On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced they will be hosting a national online dialogue to prov...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Priorities for COVID-19 Small Business Stimulus Package »
This morning the U.S. Congress is finalizing their $2-trillion economic relief package for businesses to address the sever...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia Governor Signs Legislation to Strengthen Menhaden Conservation »
Recreational fishing and boating groups applaud new bipartisan law Following vocal support from recreational fisher...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Great American Outdoors Act Introduced »
Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members, including MRAA, lauded the Senate for introducing a bipartisan bill, the Grea...
Friday, February 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia General Assembly Passes Legislation to Strengthen Menhaden Conservation »
Bill supports recreational fishing economy and science-based management. With strong bipartisan support, the Virgin...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biscayne National Park Fisheries Management Plan Approved »
On February 19, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the Biscayne National Park Fisheries...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bipartisan Legislation Would Prioritize Recreational Infrastructure »
On February 10, U.S. Representatives John Katko (R-NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) introduced the Safe Harbors for...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register for the 2020 American Boating Congress Today »
Hundreds of recreational boating industry stakeholders will descend on Washington, D.C. from May 12-14, 2020 for the Ameri...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA files comments on Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary »
On Friday, January 31, MRAA submitted comments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) in response...
Monday, February 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Board of Directors Approve ACMA Resolutions for 2020 »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Board of Directors voted to adopt the Advisory Council of Marine Associa...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are You Dealing with Flooding Issues? »
The MRAA is working with the U.S. Congress to address water resource problems around both the Great Lakes and the Upper Mi...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Boat House Group Acquires Bald Knob Marina »
The Boat House Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bald Knob Marina in Johnsburg, IL. This transaction represe...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Members Testify in Indiana »
On January 27, the Indiana House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on an amendment to House Bill 1385 #2, whic...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Stands Up to Over Fishing in Chesapeake Bay »
On January 29, the Virginia House of Delegates Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on H...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA fights “Right to Repair” in Maine »
On January 23, the Maine State Legislature Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business held a...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate passes Save our Seas 2.0 Act »
On January 9, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Save our Seas 2.0 Act, a crucial step to address the growing water...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Win For Anglers: Federal Government Threatens to Close Down Menhaden Fishery »
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued a statement threatening to temporarily close Chesapeake Bay’s menhaden fishe...
Friday, December 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minnesota Joins a Growing Coalition of States by forming Outdoor Recreation Task Force »
SAINT PAUL, MN – December 13, 2019 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, along with its outdoor recreatio...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York State Expands Lawsuit Against International Commission Following Record Flooding »
On November 15, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Attorney General Leticia James expanded the state’s lawsuit against th...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOAA Designates Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary »
On Saturday, November 9, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognized an 18-mile stretch of...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Boating Congress 2020 Registration opens with Early Bird Pricing »
Registration is now open for American Boating Congress (ABC), which will be held Tuesday May 12 – Thursday, May 14, 2020.&...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Outdoor Recreation, and Passes Amendment Supporting the Outdoor Economy »
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee held a full committee hearing on three outdoor recreation bills that wou...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA joins with Recreational Fishing and Boating Community to applaud Atlantic Striped Bass Decision »
On October 30, members of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board voted 11-4...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Member Testifies before U.S. House Committee »
On Wednesday, October 30, River Valley Companies President, John Wooden was invited by the U.S. House of Representatives t...

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