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Senate approves key boating and fishing conservation measure

Senate approves conservation measure

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act – legislation supported by the recreational boating and fishing community that will reauthorize or establish several important wildlife conservation programs. The measure now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives and NMMA is strongly encouraging lawmakers to swiftly approve the bill. The ACE Act helps conserve wildlife and wildlife ...

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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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NMMA: Industry priorities included in Senate spending

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a spending measure called a “minibus” – a legislative package that contains multiple appropriations bills – which includes several of the recreational boating industry’s top funding priorities. NMMA outlined these measures in a letter to Congress earlier this year, calling the programs vital to promoting and protecting boating access and local economies that depend ...

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US Senate Committee advances funding for industry priorities

Before Congress left Washington, D.C. for its two-week October recess, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed several measures that provide funding for key recreational boating industry’s priorities. The bills – which include programs that would promote and protect boating access and local economies that depend on the industry – now head to the full Senate for consideration. The spending bills ...

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Coast Guard Reauthorization sails through Senate committee

The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee unanimously approved the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2019 (S. 2297). NMMA applauded the committee’s swift consideration and passage of this important piece of legislation — which includes key provisions that would improve the safety of the 142 million Americans who take to the water each year. Like its companion legislation that ...

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