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Legislative Updates
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bush Tax Cut Extensions Likely to Progress in Senate »
The U.S. Senate voted 96-3 to open debate on a bill that will renew several tax breaks known as the Bush Tax Cuts, first...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
USFWS Announces $14.27M in BIG Projects »
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service gave recreational boaters and anglers good news May 9 when it announced program com...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABC Set for May 5-7 in Washington, D.C. »
The American Boating Congress (ABC) is the industry's annual legislative conference that brings recreational boating lea...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Opposes E-15 »
Increasing ethanol content in gasoline is bad for boats and the boating business. The Marine Retailers Association of th...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Supports Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) is asking Congress to reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Meets with Rep. Miller on Asian Carp »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), BoatUS and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participate in Pre-ABC Webinar April 23 »
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is inviting American Boating Congress (ABC) attendees to attend a p...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressional Expectations in 2014 »
Over the past few months, Congress has been making headway when it comes to breaking up the gridlock of previous years i...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ambitious Tax Reform on Deck for 2014 »
Tax reform will be hotly contested in Washington this year, as groups campaign to retain valuable tax breaks for their c...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 411 on Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization »
MRAA supports this year’s reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary l...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Signs Regulatory Reform Letter »
MRAA joined several other pro-business trade associations under leadership of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce by signing a...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Takes Aim at Great Lakes Invasive Species »
On February 5, Rep. Candice Miller (R-Michigan) introduced H.R. 4001, the Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Boating Congress Draws 36 Industry Organizations as Co-hosts »
In 2013, the American Boating Congress (ABC) was co-hosted by 31 industry organizations who worked together to create...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Ethanol »
The anti-ethanol DC coalition, Smarter Fuel Future, which MRAA is a member, generated over 10,000 comments to the U.S. E...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Supports Change in Recreational Boat Definition in Longshore Act »
MRAA supports H.R. 3896, a bill introduced on January 16, 2014 by Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, to amend the Longshore...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Taxing Question in Congress »
For the past several years, Congress has faced a year-end deadline to pass the tax extenders bill. It has been one of Con...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Looks at Several Ways to Increase Revenue for Transportation »
A bipartisan effort to find new revenue to fund roads, bridges, and mass transit may hit recreational boating hard. Hist...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Turns to Magnuson-Stevens, the Saltwater Fisheries Management Act »
On February 4, 2014 the House Committee on Natural Resources held its first hearing on the re-authorization of the impor...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Issues Action Alert on Ethanol »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has called marine retailers to action by asking them to contact the U.S...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
WRRDA in Conference Would Provide Funds for Recreational Harbors »
H.R. 3080 and S. 601, the Water Resources Reform and Development Acts have passed the House and Senate and now reside in...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Considers Support of Marina Operator Tax Obligation Act »
MRAA is considering support of H.R. 2795, the Marina Operator Tax Obligation Act introduced by Representative Doug Colli...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill to Double Federal Gas Tax »
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) introduced H.R. 3636, the Update, Promote and Develop America’s Transportation...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rep. Candice Miller Calls for Swift Action to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp »
Calling for a multi-layered approach to protect the health of the Great Lakes, Representative Miller (R-Michigan) thanke...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Issues Discussion Draft of Magnuson-Stevens Fishing Act »
MRAA is reviewing a Discussion Draft of the important Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which pr...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOAA Issues Notice of Its Intent to Privatize the Printing of Navigation Charts »
In an expected notice published on January 2, 2014, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration informed the pub...
Friday, December 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act »
Forward progress was made yesterday, in our opposition against an increase in the ethanol blend, with  Senator Feinst...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Asks Congress to Support Privatization to Reduce the Budget and Increase Competition »
MRAA joined with an impressive list of 43 other organizations in a letter to the House Budget Committee, as it went to c...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Joins with 40 Organizations In Full Page Ad and Letter to Congress Supporting Elimination of... »
On December 10 MRAA joined with 40 other organizations in an open letter to Congress and a full page advertisement in P...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Asks President to Support EPA Decision to Waive 2014 RFS for Ethanol »
MRAA Chairman Steve Baum and President Matt Gruhn has asked the President to support the recent decision by the US Envir...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACMA Meets at MDCE to Advise MRAA on 2014 Legislative Agenda »
Representatives from fifteen marine trades associations met under the Advisory Council of Marine Associations (ACMA) at...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Do-Nothing Congress Ends Year with Fewest Passed Bills on Record »
As the Washington Watch goes to press, Congress has passed 55-laws; and with only a few days left before the end of the...
Friday, October 25, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rep. Miller: Provision Creating First-Ever Great Lakes Navigation System Included in WRRDA Bill, Pas »
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastr...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA supports efforts to stop over regulation »
One of the biggest issues facing small business, and especially marine retailers, is the continuing movement in the fe...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA asks marine retailers to support Goodlatte "Dear Colleague" letter on RFS »
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is asking Members of Congress to sign his letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington's shutdown limits boaters' recreate opportunities »
The Federal government has shutdown, and Democratic and Republican leaders are not bending in their discussions on how...

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