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American Boating Congress 2018 brings issues, leaders together

More than 250 attendees met with the nation’s leaders and participated in a variety of informative sessions and workshops throughout last week's American Boating Congress. The marine industry’s premier political and legislative event produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) shed a bright light on critical issues impacting the recreational boating industry, such as getting the Modern Fish Act ...

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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 advance downloads available

To help attendees of the 2018 American Boating Congress make the most of their time on Capitol Hill next week, and arm industry stakeholders with the tools needed to aid in advocacy year-round, the National Marine Manufacturers Association has prepared several materials, now available to download on NMMA.org, including: 2018 Policy Agenda—Marine Manufacturing: Powering the Nation’s Economy— a reference guide ...

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American Boating Congress webinar set for May 2

Join the National Marine Manufacturers Association for an early May webinar to learn more about major policy decisions that will come to a head this summer and have long-term impacts on boating. Participating in the webinar is also a great way to make most of your time on Capitol Hill during the 2018 American Boating Congress, which will focus on ...

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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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