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Correct Craft CEO receives Hammond Leadership Award

The Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced that Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft is the recipient of the 2019 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award for his extraordinary service and commitment to advocacy on behalf of the recreational boating industry. Bill will be honored at the American Boating Congress (ABC) in Washington, D.C. during ...

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ABC 2019 kicks off this week

Monday was the opening day of the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) – the recreational boating industry’s preeminent annual advocacy summit in Washington, D.C. – where a record-breaking number of participants will convene to advance the industry’s advocacy priorities. The first day will feature welcome remarks from NMMA president, Thom Dammrich, awards presentations, issue workshops, and a networking reception. The ...

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Fox News’ Bret Baier to headline 2019 American Boating Congress

NMMA announced that Bret Baier, FOX News chief political anchor and host of Special Report with Bret Baier  will headline and facilitate a panel discussion at the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) on Wednesday, May 15.  This year’s featured session will examine the political and policy realities in the 116th U.S. Congress and the upcoming 2020 elections. Baier will be ...

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Registration now open for 2019 American Boating Congress

Registration for the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open, and NMMA is encouraging all stakeholders to reserve their spot today. The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy summit will be held in Washington, D.C. from May 13-15, 2019. Click here to register now. ABC provides attendees with the unique opportunity to meet with elected officials, hear from a host of ...

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Anglers and boaters engage policymakers during ‘Center Focus on Washington’

The Center for Sportfishing Policy recently hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 9-11. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).   Key issues for ...

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Trade Policy, E15 and Modern Fish Act take center stage at ABC

The 2018 American Boating Congress (ABC) kicked off yesterday with a hard look at the industry’s top priorities, as the recreational boating industry faces major policy decisions coming to a head this summer. ABC hosted nine Issue Workshops, covering everything from the Modern Fish Act and stopping the year-round sale of E15, to defending our industry from domestic and global tariffs. ...

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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 2017

This week many of our industry’s leaders gathered in Washington, DC for the 2017 American Boating Congress. This is always an interesting week as our industry works together to understand, discuss and take action on key issues. My ABC week began in a meeting of the Recreational Boating Leadership Council. Led by the very capable Matt Gruhn, our council is ...

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Center Focus on Washington brings anglers and boaters to the Hill

The Center for Sportfishing Policy hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 15-16. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Key issues for ABC and Center Focus ...

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