NMMA, marine manufacturers, and individuals of the Congressional Boating Caucus – such as Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI-02), Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03), and Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) – assembled for a briefing on Capitol Hill to talk about the monetary effect of the recreational boating industry. The occasion – titled “Boating Industry Briefing: Jobs, Businesses, and the Economy” – additionally served as the respectable release of NMMA’s contemporary economic facts infographics, which highlight the enterprise’s economic impact at the national, kingdom, nearby, and congressional district degrees.
Members of Congress praised the recreational boating industry for assisting the U.S. Economy and developing jobs in their districts. Representatives also discussed demanding situations going through the marine manufacturing industry, such as headwinds from Section 232 price lists and price lists on boat exports, affecting the enterprise’s bottom line.
Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02) promised manufacturers that she is running on behalf of the industry to fight the Section 232 tariffs on metallic and aluminum that are hurting Indiana producers and agencies across the USA. Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI-02) mentioned the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. Financial system’s cloth and referred to that guide of enterprise-friendly rules like the Modern Fish Act is crucial to ensuring the leisure boating enterprise maintains to thrive.
Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03) thanked industry stakeholders for assisting small businesses and discussed how the Congressional Boating Caucus looks for bipartisan opportunities to help the leisure boating industry.
Representative Tim Burchett (R-TN-02) pledged to assist the enterprise and thanked Tennessee marine production corporations for investing inside the community and developing jobs in the nation. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) praised the leisure boating enterprise for contributing to the California economy and for running to preserve the health of America’s oceans and waterways.
Representatives from NMMA member corporations – along with Kevin Grodzki of Brunswick, David Slikkers of Tiara Yachts, Bill Yeargin of Correct Craft, and Joan Maxwell of Regulator Marine – mentioned issues dealing with the marine products industry and their outlook for commercial enterprise increase in the years beforehand. They thanked individuals of Congress for their guide of the industry and advised movement on answers for exchange and group of workers scarcity issues.
Maxwell had one final message to lawmakers on behalf of the recreational boating enterprise: “We’re right here today to inform you that boating is greater than amusing. What we really need you to understand is that it is approximately humans going to paintings, and we need your assistance to make sure these humans preserve going to work.”