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NMMA highlights boating priorities in Infrastructure Bill

NMMA urges passing of Infrastructure bill

Following months of negotiations and passage in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, commonly referred to as the bipartisan infrastructure deal (BID), in the weeks to come.  NMMA’s latest Marine Minute highlights priorities for the recreational boating industry, as well as outdoor recreation economy at large, in ...

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Boating groups beat back proposed 250% registration fee hike in California

California’s recreational boaters could have been in for a shock with a proposed 250% recreational vessel registration fee increase being discussed among Golden State legislators. However, a coalition of boating groups led by Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) successfully eliminated the fee increase from the state’s recently announced budget proposal. At ...

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Boating industry priorities in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

With a final Senate vote expected on the bipartisan infrastructure package in the coming days, NMMA applauds the decision to include funding for essential water and recreation infrastructure needs, many of which have been priorities in the association’s advocacy efforts over the past year. The infrastructure package is nearly $1 trillion, distributed over eight years, with roughly $550 billion in ...

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NMMA joins business groups in support of bipartisan infrastructure framework

NMMA and more than 120 manufacturing organizations representing businesses across the nation recently sent a letter urging members of Congress to pass President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal. In addition to NMMA, the letter was signed by National Association of Manufacturers, National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. “A comprehensive and inclusive infrastructure package is critical to ...

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Infrastructure package proposal and the boating industry

Biden infrastructure package

The Biden administration announced this week the American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion plan that proposes investment to create jobs, rebuild infrastructure, and position the United States to better compete with China. The framework outlines several programs supported by the recreational boating industry and NMMA says it is committed to securing the priorities in a final legislative package. “We are pleased ...

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NMMA calls for legislation on infrastructure by July 4

NMMA infrastructure bill

NMMA joined a coalition of energy, business, and environmental groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to push Congress to pass an infrastructure bill by Independence Day. In a letter to lawmakers, the coalition stated that Congress should "help enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package that stimulates the economy by July 4, 2021." The letter came as the Senate ...

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Open Letter to President Biden

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin Dear President Biden, You have a tough job and get a lot of advice. I hope you don’t mind me sharing some thoughts: COVID-19 – I know this is your Administration’s top priority, but I want to encourage you to do all you can to get the vaccines distributed. We are all ready to get back to ...

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NMMA applauds Congressional Democrats and President Trump meeting on infrastructure

President Trump and congressional Democrats met at the White House to begin discussions on passing and signing a robust infrastructure package into law. NMMA welcomed the summit and urged leaders to modernize blue-green infrastructure as part of any comprehensive proposal. "We applaud the continued dialogue between policymakers on repairing our nation's crumbling infrastructure, said Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA senior vice president ...

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