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NMMA provides update on COVID-19 stimulus package

With the U.S. Senate passing the nearly $2 trillion economic relief package late last night and the U.S. House of Representatives expected to follow suit this week, NMMA has compiled a breakdown of provisions in the legislation that the association helped secure, along with other requests that were not included. NMMA said it worked closely with Congress and the Trump ...

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NMMA, outdoor recreation partners champion industry stimulus needs

NMMA said it is actively working in partnership with marine industry stakeholders and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) to call on Congress and the administration to address imminent needs of the recreational boating and broader outdoor recreation industry in forthcoming federal relief packages to support small businesses and protect employees. In a letter to congressional leadership, NMMA was joined by the ...

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NMMA president: We are ready to help

Yesterday, NMMA President, Frank Hugelmeyer issued a memo to all members of the association regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the communication, NMMA remains committed to helping the entire industry navigate the rapidly developing situation and is proactively engaging the Trump administration and Congress to provide relief to American businesses. Full memo: As a member-owned, member-led association, we want you ...

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Cobalt hosts Kansas State Treasurer

In early March, Cobalt Boats was visited by Jake LaTurner, the Treasurer of the state of Kansas, who was reviewing the contributions of regional businesses to the economic performance of the state of Kansas and nation as a whole. During his factory tour, LaTurner said he was impressed by the dedication of Cobalt’s employees and their passion for the work ...

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Indiana Legislature passes resolution toward outdoor recreation office

Last week, the Indiana House of Representatives passed Senate Concurrent Resolution #15, which urges the creation of an Indiana Office of Outdoor Recreation Development. The resolution, sponsored by State Senator Blake Doriot, outlines the priorities for the Office of Outdoor Recreation Development and encourages the office to be established within the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC), which is led by president ...

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Congress approves $1.4 trillion spending package

Just before the holiday break, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a $1.4 trillion spending package to fund the federal government through fiscal year 2020, which includes nearly all the recreational boating industry’s top funding priorities. The NMMA outlined the industry’s requests earlier this year, advocating for programs vital to promoting and protecting boating access and local economies ...

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US Commerce Secretary sides with boating, fishing management

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued a decision cracking down on overfishing in the Chesapeake Bay and paving the way for better management of the menhaden fishery. In a move celebrated by the recreational boating and fishing community, Secretary Ross found the state of Virginia out of compliance after Omega Protein willfully violated the fishing cap on menhaden – ...

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Trump, Congressional Democrats strike deal on new NAFTA

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives reached an agreement to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico – now known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – setting up a full vote in the House as early as next week. In response, NMMA said it welcomed the news, calling ...

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House of Representatives advances coastal management, conservation legislation

With several high-profile initiatives awaiting Congressional action before the end of the year, a package of ten bills focused on bolstering coastal management and improving climate resiliency programs made its way to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week. After hours of debate on the measure, the chamber passed the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act ...

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Florida industry reps convene for second advocacy summit

Last week, NMMA held its second Florida advocacy fly-in, serving as a critical component of the association’s strategic plan to bolster advocacy efforts in key states and regions. Eighteen stakeholders participated in the event, where they attended issue briefing sessions and met directly with key legislators and decisionmakers on pressing policy issues facing the recreational boating industry. The November advocacy ...

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