Home » Tag Archives: Nicole Vasilaros

Tag Archives: Nicole Vasilaros

Congressional champions introduce conservation bill

Yesterday, Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and Joe Cunningham (D-SC-01) – members of the Congressional Boating Caucus – introduced legislation to reauthorize and restore the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) – a $650 million program established at the behest of recreational boaters and anglers in 1950 to pay for conservation and infrastructure projects in all 50 states. Protecting and expanding the ...

Read More »

State of Virginia adds outdoor recreation office

Virginia joined a growing number of states that have embraced the importance of outdoor recreation by establishing an Office of Outdoor Recreation. Governor Ralph Northam unveiled the office at an event in Roanoke, attended by representatives from NMMA, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, and the RV Industry Association. This action represents a sincere effort by the state to commit to strengthening ...

Read More »

NMMA signs President Trump’s workforce pledge

This week, NMMA signed President Trump’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’ – an initiative aimed at challenging industries and companies of all sizes to commit to providing new education and training opportunities over the coming five years. NMMA said addressing the marine industry’s workforce shortage is a top priority and the association is urging all stakeholders to join them in this effort. ...

Read More »

Legislators introduce new outdoor recreation access bill

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the Recreation Not Red Tape Act (H.R. 3458), which would increase recreational opportunities on public lands and waters. The NMMA said it strongly supports this legislation and is actively advocating for its passage. "Led by boating and fishing, outdoor recreation is one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. economy, and the ...

Read More »

NMMA, coalition partners participate in new tariff hearings

Yesterday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) held the first day of hearings regarding proposed Section 301 tariffs on approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese products (List 4). Held at the International Trade Commission, NMMA participated by bringing items that would be affected by the administration's newest round of proposed tariffs. NMMA was joined by representatives from the ...

Read More »

U.S. Trade Representative announces exclusion process for list 3 of Section 301 tariffs

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the first details regarding the exclusion process for Chinese products on List 3 ($200 billion) of the Section 301 duties. USTR had previously stated that an exclusion process for List 3 was to be implemented along with the increase in the tariff rate from 10 percent to 25 percent. The Federal Register notice released by ...

Read More »

350 converge on D.C. for ABC 2019

My top takeaway from three days in our nation’s capital for the 2019 edition of the American Boating Congress? That every American, regardless of what it is they do for a living, should spend a day on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers from their district, having their voices and opinions heard, and getting a glimpse into how Washington works. I ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

NMMA, coalition groups urge EPA to reconsider year-round E15 sales

NMMA, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) joined together on a press call to express strong opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to allow year-round sale of higher ethanol blended E15 gasoline. NMMA has repeatedly called on EPA to abandon its policy and encourages all stakeholders to submit comments to the EPA before ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »