Tag Archives: Water Resources Development Act

BoatUS advocacy accomplishments

BoatUS

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the national advocacy, services and safety group with more than 700,000 members, weighed in on a range of boating issues, debates and legislation affecting recreational boaters in 2020. Here are some of the successes that BoatUS earned over the past year: The Sport Fish Restoration Program Paid for by purchases of fishing ...

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NMMA says what to expect from Congress this summer

Capitol Hill

As COVID-19 gripped the country and world in the first half of 2020, the U.S. Congress hit pause on most of its previously scheduled work to focus almost entirely on the global pandemic. Now, with stay-at-home orders continuing to be lifted and sectors of the economy resuming operations, lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are shifting some of their attention to measures ...

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Congress holds hearing on water infrastructure

A U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment kicked off the second session of the 116th Congress with a hearing on proposals for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. WRDA is a significant legislative package that sets federal water resources infrastructure policy and provides federal approval for civil works projects in our nation’s waterways and ...

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NMMA provides federal, state infrastructure improvement status report

Over the past few weeks, several of the recreational boating industry’s key infrastructure priorities have advanced at the federal and state levels. The National Marine Manufacturers Association has put infrastructure at the forefront of its work and is continuing its efforts as the summer boating season ratchets up. In early June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources ...

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Weekly 5: Proposal to close Florida bridge raises boating concerns

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Proposal to close Florida bridge raises boating concerns The closure of a drawbridge in downtown Fort Lauderdale in February could cost local boating businesses hundreds of thousands of ...

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Weekly 5: U.S. Senate, House pass WRDA

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. U.S. Senate, House pass WRDA The U.S Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act over the weekend, clearing the way for 30 new infrastructure projects around the country ...

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House passes Water Resources Development Act bill

The U.S House of Representatives passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act Wednesday by a vote of 399-25. The Senate passed a different version last week by a 95-3 vote, so the bill will head to conference committee to resolve the differences. The WRDA provides authorization and funding for a wide variety of boating infrastructure projects throughout the ...

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Senate passes Water Resources Development Act

By a 95-3 vote, the U.S. Senate has reauthorized the Water Resources Development Act, a key program for the recreational boating industry that funds improvements and maintenance of waterways and harbors. The $10.6 billion bill, S. 2848, now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives, where a vote could come as early as this week. "This is a significant victory ...

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NMMA focusing on fishing in advocacy efforts

This month, the National Marine Manufacturers Association will participate in a host of events to reinforce its ongoing advocacy efforts for recreational angling. Working alongside a range of industry partners, with Congress in session a final time before Election 2016, NMMA will shine a light on key priorities for the fishing and boating industries and identify ways to continue to ...

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