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Legislative Updates
Wednesday, January 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Marine Industry’s Political Action Committees Merge »
Federal Elections Committee grants final approval to merger of MRAA and NMMA political action committees WASHINGTON,...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Sales Tax Law Gives NJ Boating Industry Big Boost »
Via the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ):  The recreational boating industry in New Jersey wa...
Wednesday, December 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coast Guard Bill Placed on Senate Calendar »
Coast Guard Bill Placed on Senate Calendar The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 ( or...
Wednesday, December 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How You Can Support the Miami International Boat Show »
How You Can Support the Miami International Boat Show As both members of the Marine Retai...
Wednesday, December 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inside the New U.S. Transportation Bill and How it Affects Boat Dealers »
Inside New U.S. Transportation Bill and How it Affects Boat Dealers In a rare display of bipartis...
Tuesday, December 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sound Off! Help Shape How Feds Classify Boating Occupations »
Are YOU interested in having your voice heard when it comes to how the U.S. government classifies and tracks various occup...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Representative Garret Graves introduces Sport Fish Restoration Bill in House »
Representative Garret Graves introduces Sport Fish Restoration Bill in House  On September 9 th , Congressman Gar...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Panel Considers Effects of Biscayne Park Closure »
  On August 3rd, hundreds of concerned Florida locals crowded inside the William F. Dickinson community center in...
Saturday, August 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Committee Hearing to Discuss RFS »
  On July 23 rd , the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a joint hearing of the Subcommittee o...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two For Two: Second Young Bill Passes House Today »
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young’s legislation to renew, amend and strengthen the Magnuson-Stevens Fishe...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Releases Ethanol Standards »
EPA Releases Ethanol Standards The Environmental Protection Agency has released its proposal for the next three years...
Monday, May 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Committee approves Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill »
House Committee approves Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill On April 30, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Com...
Monday, May 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Magnuson Stevens Reauthorization Clears First Hurdle »
Magnuson Stevens Reauthorization Clears First Hurdle The House Committee on Natural Resources gave initial approval to...
Monday, May 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Passes Repeal of Death Tax »
House Passes Repeal of Death Tax Recently, the House approved legislation to repeal the 40% federal tax on estates. H....
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
MRAA Identifies Legislative Priorities for 2015 »
MRAA Identifies Legislative Priorities for 2015   "Take action to be an advocate and supporter of the S...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACMA Meets at MDCE »
On Saturday evening, Nov. 15, representatives of the many regional, state and local marine trades associations will meet...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mid-Term Election Predictions »
It’s around this time that MRAA members typically ask the association to make predictions regarding "what’s next” for th...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Meets With OMB on Renewable Fuel »
On Sept. 22, MRAA and 13 other groups working to change the renewable fuel standard for ethanol additives to gasoline me...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
What to Expect During the Lame Duck »
It’s a strange environment on Capitol Hill when members and staff return to work immediately following the Nov. 2 electi...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bills Introduced on Boat Occupancy Standards »
Responding to a boating fatality in New York, two similar bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives and...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Submits RFS For Approval »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent its final Renewable Fuel Standard rule on volume obligation to the Office...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
GLRI Funding to Target Harmful Algae Blooms »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 3 that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will provide almo...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hill Looks Toward Quick September Session »
After a five-week recess, Congress returned to work Sept. 8 with the hope of averting a government shutdown before rushi...
Saturday, August 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anti-Ethanol Lobby to Support H.R. 875 »
With 24 co-sponsors, a bill introduced by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has the full support of several large, diverse...
Saturday, August 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Sends Highway Bill to President »
Congress sent H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act, to President Obama Aug. 1. The bill successfully am...
Saturday, August 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do-Nothing Congress on Five-Week Recess »
Many conservatives who believe "no legislation is good legislation,” after years of Congress passing laws that created a...
Friday, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participate in the Future of Navigation »
In the face of rapidly changing and advancing technology like GPS, AIS, electronic chart display, cellular devices and t...
Friday, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethanol Continues Attracting Congressional Attention »
Efforts to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard continue on Capitol Hill. The Congressional Budget Office just published a...
Friday, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Works to Reauthorize Highway Trust Fund »
Talks on a new highway bill are gearing up in Congress as the all-encompassing Highway Trust Fund is set to expire Augus...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
USCG Announces Record Low Number of Boating Fatalities in 2013 »
On May 13, the U.S. Coast Guard released its report on recreational boating statistics for 2013 and announced a new reco...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Opposes the Boat Occupancy and Teaching Act »
Reacting to a recent boating accident in New York, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) introduced H.R. 4642, the Boat Occupancy and...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Boating Industry Disappointed in Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Progress »
On May 29, the House Committee on Natural Resources marked up H.R. 4742, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Incre...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Signs WRRDA Into Law »
Today, President Obama signed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Research and Development Act, into law. The WRRDA conference...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stop Taxpayer Support for Ethanol »
Since the creation of the domestic market for corn-based ethanol as an additive for gasoline, the federal government has...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethanol Worse for Environment Than Gasoline, Study Says »
A new University of Nebraska study released April 20 in a publication called Nature Climate Change says eliminating eth...

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