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Senate passes Water Resources Development Act

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) released last week its text for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, a water infrastructure package reauthorized by Congress on a biannual basis. The Senate’s version of this year’s WRDA bill includes several wins for the recreational boating industry, including top priorities which NMMA has advocated for over the ...

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NMMA calls for more USACE funding

Late last month the administration released its Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget, detailing a number of budget priorities and funding initiatives beginning July 2022 through June 2023. Included in the budget outline is funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a leading provider for public boating access across the nation. The administration’s budget proposal slashes funding for the ...

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Back in action: American Boating Congress 2022

By Jamie Stafford For the last two years, the American Boating Congress (ABC) has looked a little different, playing out over the virtual space created by zoom windows and shared screens. Now, May 11-13, 2022, it returns to the familiarity of an in-person event – with a few new changes. The American Boating Congress is the premier advocacy summit for ...

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Senator proposes incentives for electric boats

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) this week introduced the Fueling America’s Security and Transportation with Electricity Act of 2021 (FAST Electricity Act), which creates a new federal tax incentive to accelerate the manufacturing and adoption of all types of electrified transportation modes ranging from recreational boats to industrial equipment.The FAST Electricity Act, described in the more detail here, would establish a 30% ...

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Congress advances key water infrastructure measure

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (S. 1811), which includes several recreational boating industry priorities that the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently outlined in a letter to congressional leaders. The legislation – commonly referred to as WRDA – is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law before the end of the ...

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NMMA to host webinar on ABC 2019

With the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) just around the corner, NMMA is hosting a webinar later this month to provide registrants and potential attendees an overview of what to expect at this year’s industry summit in Washington, D.C. Click here to register today. The webinar is a great opportunity to receive more information about this year’s agenda, priority issue ...

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