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American Boating Congress plans aggressive attendee advocacy

Midterm elections loom large The National Marine Manufacturers Association intends to be politically pugnacious with its attendee outreach during this year’s American Boating Congress.  That’s because the mid-term election clock is ticking and time is running out before new lawmakers are elected and arrive in Washington, D.C. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 of the ...

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Boating businesses give Trump administration positive grade

Water access, ethanol, tax policy are top concerns By Tim Hennagir Trump administration policies implemented in the president’s first year in office are having a positive effect, according to a majority of those surveyed by Boating Industry. However, when asked about the scope of overall government regulation and its ongoing impact upon marine businesses, many respondents provided strong responses when ...

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American Boating Congress will tackle key industry issues

In 2018, the recreational boating industry is facing major policy decisions that will come to a head this summer and have long-term impacts on boating in the U.S., including getting the Modern Fish Act passed, stopping the year-round sale of E15, and defending the industry from domestic and global tariffs. Attending this year's American Boating Congress will ensure your business, ...

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Veteran journalist Chris Wallace will present American Boating Congress keynote

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced Chris Wallace, award-winning veteran journalist and host of FOX News Sunday, will keynote the 2018 American Boating Congress Friday, May 11 during ABC’s General Session. The title of this year’s keynote address is “America Under President Trump: A View from Washington One Year Later.” With substance, fairness and gravitas, Wallace’s keynote will captivate ...

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MBIA will co-host American Boating Congress

The Michigan Boating Industries Association has signed on to co-host the American Boating Congress, produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, with the mission to educate U.S. lawmakers about the recreational boating industry. The event will take place May 9-11, 2018 in Washington D.C. MBIA Board and staff members attend ABC each year. Subjects that are top of mind for ...

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Boating delivers industry’s message at ABC 2017

More than 250 individuals from the boating industry descended on Washington, D.C., last week for the 2017 edition of American Boating Congress, the industry's annual legislative conference. ABC 2017 featured a full three-day lineup of speakers, hill visits and networking events. This year, industry stakeholders took part in approximately 185 meetings with legislative and regulatory staff, more than ever before, ...

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ABC announces schedule update, Jake Tapper keynote moves to May 16

Jake Tapper American Boating Congress

The American Boating Congress announced an updated schedule Wednesday, including a new day and time for keynote speaker Jake Tapper. The 2017 American Boating Congress (ABC) keynote speaker, CNN’s Jake Tapper, originally scheduled for ABC’s General Session on Wednesday, May 17, has been moved to ABC’s opening luncheon, 11:20 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. ABC’s Hill Visits ...

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American Boating Congress 2017: New administration, new opportunities

ABC 2017 offers industry fresh look at policy, issues With a new presidential administration and 62 new members of Congress, the 2017 edition of the American Boating Congress will be one of the most important in years. “It’s a critical year because this is a fresh start,” said Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA’s vice president of federal and legal affairs. “This is ...

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ABC 2017 early bird registration closes Monday

Monday is the deadline to get an early bird discount on registration for the 2017 American Boating Congress is this Monday, March 20. ABC 2017 will be May 15-17 on Capitol Hill. ABC offers the chance to meet with the Trump administration and 115th Congress; learn about key issues to protect and grow your business; hear from high-profile speakers; and ...

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