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ABC 2014 VIDEO: Attendees hear key talking points

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WASHINGTON — American Boating Congress conferees were given a detailed outline of key talking points on Tuesday as a guide to their conversations with members of Congress.

The topics are the economic impact of recreational boating; Congressional Boating Caucus membership; ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard; the Business Activity Tax Simplification Act; the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund; and recreational fishing and the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

NMMA executives expanded on each of these issues Tuesday morning at the Liaison Capitol Hill. More than 200 people attended the event.

Nicole Vasilaros, director of regulatory and legal affairs for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, talked about ethanol, specifically E15.


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