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Legislative Updates
Friday, November 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recreational fishing infrastructure eligible for disaster assistance »
According to a press release distributed yesterday, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), senior member of the House Natu...
Thursday, November 29, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home mortgage interest deduction back 'on the table' »
The following is an article in today's Washington Post that says the home mortgage interest deduction, including the sec...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health »
WASHINGTON -- Pursuant to an order from a U.S. District Court and as required by the Beaches Environmental Asses...
Friday, November 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
WP: 'Fiscal cliff talks begin' »
We're sharing an article from the Washington Post about the fiscal cliff talks at the White House that concluded a few m...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Presidential candidates differ over CAFE standards »
In September, the Obama Administration announced the most strict new vehicle fuel efficiency standards that would requir...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sequestration looms large with fiscal cliff and Bush tax cuts in balance »
The talk on the Hill these days is the Lame Duck Session that is coming after the election and the great concern about t...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Schumer introduces boating capacity standards bill »
Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) introduced S. 3537, the Boating Capacity Standards Act, on Sept. 13. It would requi...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Young introduces House Resolution praising hunters, anglers, boaters and industry »
On Sept. 20, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) introduced H. Res. 801 to recognize America’s hunters, anglers, trappers, recreat...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA shares concern over proposed loan restrictions for liveaboards »
MRAA joined with the National Marine Bankers Association to voice strong concern about a recent proposed rulemaking by t...
Saturday, September 22, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA supports letter encouraging passage of tax cuts »
The following link will take you to a letter that 50 GOP Freshmen Congressmen signed to the Ways and Means Committee, enco...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACMA to tackle legislative issues at MDCE »
The Advisory Council of Marine Associations (ACMA) is set to meet during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo (MDCE) i...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
What the Lame Duck Session holds for marine retailers »
Most of the real work of the U.S. Congress (and perhaps the most contentious) will occur after the elections when Congres...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
What marine retailers can expect from Congress between now and the elections »
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Congress returned to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10 for an abbreviated session and is likely...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The CBO's economic outlook »
The link below will take you to a report to Congress by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on projections of the...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA keeps its eye on CFPD »
What follows is a summary of a recent article published by the Senate Republican Policy Committee on its concerns over th...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important boating and fishing law passed »
The U.S. President signed the $105-billion Highway Transportation Bill on July 6, bringing an end to a three-year fight o...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA applauds House passage of Red Tape Reduction Act »
In the House of Representatives, 245 members recently voted in support of small businesses everywhere by passing H.R. 407...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
House and Senate pass versions of Bush tax cuts »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act, on August 1 by a vote o...
Thursday, August 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
House votes to extend tax cuts, includes estate tax deduction »
I am following up briefly on yesterday's message on the Bush Tax cuts and continuation of the current estate tax. The Hou...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPC: CFPB's Unparalleled Unaccountability »
The following link will take you to a report on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from the Republican Policy Commit...
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,...

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