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Boating industry celebrates passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 10 Nov 07:55 PST
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Late Friday night the U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act - commonly referred to as the bipartisan infrastructure framework (BIF) - which includes funding for recreation-based ports and waterways, funding for climate resiliency measures, and reauthorizes the $750 million Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. The bill now heads to President Biden who is expected to sign it into law.

The marine industry has applauded last week's vote, issuing the following statements:

"The passage of this historic infrastructure bill shows there is strong, bipartisan support for building America back better in Washington and will go a long way in funding sustainable, climate resilient solutions to better protect and prepare the great outdoors for generations to come. As more Americans than ever are discovering the benefits of the outdoors - including the many benefits of time spent boating and fishing - this long-awaited achievement comes at an opportune time for the recreational boating industry," said Frank Hugelmeyer, President of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). "While we are grateful that several of our industry's top priorities are accounted for in this bill, more work is required to ensure we can manufacture and support the next generation of marine engines and technologies. We look forward to working with President Biden and Congress in the days ahead to build on this progress in subsequent measures."

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