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Commerce Secretary Ross and EPA Administrator Wheeler To Speak At ABC 2019

NMMA announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler will address American Boating Congress (ABC) attendees on Wednesday, May 15. In addition, NMMA recently released the initial agenda for ABC 2019, which is available at the following link: http://www.nmma.org/advocacy/abc/events. Secretary Ross and Administrator Wheeler lead agencies that have a significant impact on ...

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Commerce Secretary Meets with Recreational Boating and Fishing Industry Leaders

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visited the Fort Lauderdale Bass Pro Shops and met with recreational boating and fishing industry leaders – including NMMA and its members – to discuss the important contributions of marine recreation to the U.S. Blue Economy. During his visit, Secretary Ross spoke with industry leaders about policies and recent congressional and administrative actions spurring ...

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Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office Bills Moves Forward

Minnesota is inching closer to establishing an outdoor recreation office, following recent advancements of legislation introduced by Representative Jim Davnie (HF 2220) and Senator Carrie Ruud (SF 2237). Creating state outdoor recreation offices is a top NMMA priority, which the association has supported as a leading member of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR). Outdoor recreation is a vital part of ...

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NMMA announces workforce development opportunities for members

As the NMMA works towards addressing the industry’s growing workforce challenges, we have created two new opportunities for NMMA members to help expand awareness for jobs in boating and engage/educate companies in solutions to recruit new hires. At the end of June, the NMMA is taking part at an annual conference for school guidance counselors, the ASCA Annual Conference.  The objective ...

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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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U.S. House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment holds hearing on ports, harbors, inland waterways

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment convened a hearing – titled, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Investment in our Nation’s Waterways Matter” – to examine the key role that ports, harbors, and inland waterways play in communities and their economies and the importance of full ...

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California’s 12-month fishing license receives unanimous support

The California Assembly’s Appropriations Committee voted unanimously this week to support fishing licenses that expire 12 months after the date of purchase, a change that will provide greater value to anglers. Currently, licenses expire on Dec. 31, regardless of when they are purchased. With the support of NMMA, the California Sportfishing League, American Sportfishing Association, and 20 additional organizations, the ...

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NMMA cautions against Section 232 tariffs on autos and parts

NMMA – along with a coalition of stakeholder partners – recently sent a letter to President Trump, urging him to refrain from imposing auto tariffs using Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The president previously exercised this authority by imposing tariffs on aluminum and steel, which caused price increases, domestic shortages, and retaliatory measures on U.S. boat ...

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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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Boating industry representatives testify at EPA hearing on year-round E15 sales

Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public field hearing on its proposed rule to lift the restriction on summertime sales of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15). NMMA and its coalition and industry partners have long opposed increasing the volume of ethanol in the fuel supply and are weighing all options to thwart EPA’s proposal. Tim Reid, ...

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