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Historic Boating Access and Conservation Bill approved by Congress

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 25 Jul 03:11 PDT
United States Congress © National Marine Manufacturers Association

Yesterday, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, Congress passed the Great American Outdoors Act - legislation that will stimulate the recreational boating industry and create more safe and sustainable recreation access for all Americans. The bill - which is expected to be signed by President Trump in the coming days - follows years of advocacy by the outdoor recreation community, including NMMA and boating industry stakeholders.

The Great American Outdoors Act addresses two long-standing priorities of the outdoor recreation community. First, it fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund - a go-to program for conserving and maximizing outdoor recreation access. Second, the bill tackles the maintenance backlog on our public lands and waters by investing in boating infrastructure like docks, ramps and parking facilities.

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