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Congressional Boating Caucus discusses invasive species impact

NMMA – in coordination with the Congressional Boating Caucus (CBC) – hosted a briefing event for nearly 100 congressional staffers in Washington, D.C. to examine the environmental and economic problems created by aquatic invasive species (AIS). The event – titled “How Aquatic Invasive Species are Hurting Communities Throughout the Country” – featured opening remarks from Representative James Comer (R-KY-01) and ...

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NMMA recaps first 100 days of the 116th Congress

Yesterday marked the one hundredth day of the 116th U.S. Congress, capping a hard charging stretch of legislative and regulatory action in Washington, D.C. NMMA’s strategic advocacy focus paid dividends in the first 100 days – engaging with the new Congress and the administration, while seizing on a range of victories and fighting off harmful measures impacting the recreational boating ...

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Senator David Perdue joins Congressional Boating Caucus, visits Chaparral Boats

Last week, Senator David Perdue (R-GA) toured Chaparral Boats Inc.’s facility in Nashville, Georgia – which includes over 1 million square feet of manufacturing space and employs a full-time roster of 1,000 people. NMMA encourages other members to work with them on scheduling factory visits with their respective elected officials; critically important opportunities for highlighting the recreational boating industry. During ...

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Congressional Boating Congress, industry members hold briefing on Capitol Hill

NMMA, marine manufacturers, and members of the Congressional Boating Caucus – including Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI-02), Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03), and Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) – assembled for a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the economic impact of the recreational boating industry. The event – titled “Boating Industry Briefing: Jobs, Businesses, and the Economy” – ...

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NMMA applauds reintroduction of E15 Consumer Protection Bill

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA-08), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, recently reintroduced bipartisan legislation to more clearly define and label E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps. The legislation, known as the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act, would better protect consumers from misfuelling with E15 – a major NMMA advocacy priority that the association helped ...

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NMMA announces Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs

NMMA welcomed Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), and Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2) as the Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs in the 116th Congress. Celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the caucus is a bipartisan group of more than 100 U.S. Senators and Representatives formed in 1989 to advocate for the interests of the recreational boating industry. ...

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BoatUs, NNMA, MRAA provide industry update on Capitol Hill

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) in partnership with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) went to Capitol Hill earlier this week to address Congressional Boating Caucus members. The three industry groups invited legislative staff for the annual State of the Industry briefings at the Russell Senate and Rayburn House ...

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Weekly 5: New chairs for Congressional Boating Caucus

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. New chairs for Congressional Boating Caucus NMMA has announced two new House of Representative co-chairs of the Congressional Boating Caucus, Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Florida, and Rep.  Tom MacArthur, ...

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Congressional Boating Caucus says ‘yes’ for Congress to pass WRDA Act

For the recreational boater, waterway access, safe navigation and clean waters are essential. Today on Capitol Hill, recreational boating and fishing industries will hold a Congressional Boating Caucus briefing and panel discussion on the need for Congress to reauthorize the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA). The legislation provides funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ecosystem restoration such as the Everglades, fisheries improvements, ...

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Industry leaders brief Congress on state of the boating industry

Members of the Congressional Boating Caucus and their staff gathered this week for a briefing on the state of the nation’s recreational boating and fishing industries presented by several industry leaders. Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, opened the meetings, which took place in both the House and Senate, with his annual overview of the boating industry; ...

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