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Legislative Updates
Wednesday, September 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Finalizes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) »
In August the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established the 2013 annual percentage standards for the RFS program...
Monday, September 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethanol Update »
MRAA attended a meeting last week organized by the Ethanol Coalition. The overall feeling was that Congress itself has don...
Monday, September 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Second Home Mortgage Interest Deduction »
Members of the House and Senate tax-writing committees are putting together legislative drafts that may determine the fate...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Conversion to Sub-octane Gasoline Threatens Boating »
A member of MRAA sent staff a note with great concern about significant increases to the price that distributors will be...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington Policies Continue to Hamper Business hiring and growth »
The US Chamber of Commerce's recent small business survey found that Washington policies hamper job growth, with over a...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Asks States to Support Completion of EPA Study on Copper Bottom Paints »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas joined with other marine groups in a grassroots campaign requesting the...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Large ethanol producer tells lawmakers the renewable energy policy needs to go »
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has long held the position that the Renewable Fuel Standard must be revis...
Friday, July 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Environmental Protection Agency Regulation Intrudes on State Rights »
In the past few years, USEPA has taken over many programs originally managed by state agencies. USEPA takeovers of state p...
Thursday, July 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Status of Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 »
Congress is discussing the possibility of increasing the federal minimum wage. The passage of this could affect your busin...
Thursday, July 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the blendwall upon us? »
The Renewable Identification Numbers rose to record highs yesterday, indicating that the blendwall is upon us. This articl...
Thursday, July 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ohio Govenor signs bill on watercraft safety »
The Governor of Ohio signed a bill into law on July 11 that becomes effective with the signing that establishes clear crit...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Endorses Collins Tax Bill Written to Help Small Business »
Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) recently introduced s.1085, the Small Business Tax Certainty and Growth Act. The bill wo...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
GOP Presses President for Answers on Obamacare Delay »
As was published in the national media recently, the White House announced a one-year delay in implementation of the emp...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Returns from Independence Day Recess »
Congress returned Monday, July 8, to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student lo...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Temporary Deficit Reduction »
The following link is a report from the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis on the Congressional Budget Offic...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Luxury Tax on Boats Dies »
The luxury tax on boats bill has died in Connecticut. Legislation was successfully passed to repeal the luxury tax on boat...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
CFPB looking to further regulate dealers »
The Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which passed Congress in 2010, authorized the creation of the Consumer Finance Prote...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulatory Accountability Act Introduced In House and Senate »
The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013 was re-introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 2122) w...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Marine Industry Bill Signed by Governor Scott »
Florida House Bill 999 was signed by Governor Rick Scott (F) in late May and will take effect on July 1, 2013. The bill 1...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Governor Signs Ethanol Bill »
Legislation that began in Florida as H.B. 4001 and sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) was signed by Governor Rich Scott (R...
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...

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