NACO

National Association of Charterboat Operators

Sport Fish Restoration Fund

SENATE PASSES BILL INCLUDING REAUTHORIZATION OF SPORT FISH RESTORATION AND BOATING TRUST FUND

The Senate has passed its version of the highway bill and it contains a straight reauthorization for Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. However, the House is struggling to bring its version of the highway bill to the floor and it is very possible that they will not be able to do so before the presidential election has passed. Congress may have to pass an extension to the present highway law and NMMA continues working with its coalition partners to ensure that SFRBTF is included, in its present form, in any extension that is considered by Congress in the weeks to come.

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Bring Badly Needed Gas

HAS THE JONES ACT PUT THE PRESIDENT IN AN ELECTION-YEAR CATCH-22?


Analysts and insiders are wrestling with the possibility of the White House waiving the Jones Act to accelerate ship flow to the East Coast, in a move that could bring badly needed gasoline to the region before the summer driving season kicks off. The Jones Act, which is technically a section of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, regulates ship flow between U.S. ports with strict rules designed to ensure U.S.-flagged vessels run by U.S. crews get the work.

 

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