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February 21, 2024 by BoatUS Government Affairs Team
The first step in resolving an issue locally is to figure out who is in charge: What local official or office has jurisdiction over the matter in question?In the U.S. there are three levels of...
February 21, 2024 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team
The BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team is always working to stay in front of policy trends on the water. Here’s what BoatU.S. is watching for you:Getty Images/Douglas RissingPassage of the annual...
January 24, 2024 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team
Legislation is currently under consideration in Florida that will prohibit anchoring in specific areas of Biscayne Bay. BoatU.S. is urging Florida boaters to contact their state representatives to...
January 18, 2024 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team
BoatU.S. Government Affairs joined with a wide-ranging group of recreational angling and boating policy associations to meet with Federal Officials from agencies that work on improving fishing...
January 17, 2024 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team
The BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team is always working to stay in front of policy trends on the water. Here’s what BoatU.S. is watching for you:One of the best ways to call for assistance on the...
January 15, 2024 by BoatUS Government Affairs
Use the interface below to view state policy we're tracking across the country.
January 10, 2024 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team
The BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team is always working to stay in front of policy trends on the water. Here’s what BoatU.S. is watching for you:Getty Images/Chris BoswellJanuary means the kick-off of...
January 3, 2024 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team
Credit: Getty Images/4kodiakBoaters have come to rely on GPS as a primary means of safe navigation and ensuring the integrity of this system is a top policy priority of BoatUS. Threats to GPS include...
December 13, 2023 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team
Photo credit: Dave Palmer/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HeadquartersThe BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team is always working to stay in front of policy trends on the water. Here’s what BoatU.S. is...
December 6, 2023 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team
Three wind turbines out to sea for renewable energy in New Shoreham, Rhode Island, United States (Credit: Getty Images/Cavan Images)The BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team is always working to stay in...
November 29, 2023 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team
The BoatU.S. Government Affairs Team is always working to stay in front of policy trends on the water. Here’s what BoatU.S. is watching for you:Proposed new National Marine Sanctuaries – The National...
November 21, 2023 by BoatU.S. Government Affairs
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are a significant challenge for the United States. For boaters, the spread of AIS can lead to restrictions on access to waterways, fewer fishing opportunities and...
November 1, 2023 by BoatUS Government Affairs Team
Since its founding in 1966, BoatUS Government Affairs has been the voice of recreational boat owners on Capitol Hill and before the federal agencies in Washington. With the strength of over half a...
June 1, 2023 by BoatUS Government Affairs Team
There is strength in numbers. Consider aligning your organization (yacht club, sailing association, fishing group, etc…) with other like-minded groups to form a coalition as lawmakers are more likely...
June 1, 2023 by BoatUS Government Affairs Team
Social media web sites and services such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr have transformed the face of politics and grassroots campaigns.If you don't have the funds or resources to...
May 1, 2023 by BoatUS Government Affairs Team
Here are a few easy guidelines for you to follow when talking with your local elected officials. Although interacting with your legislators may seem intimidating at first, it is important to remember...
May 1, 2023 by BoatUS Government Affairs Team
A personal letter has long been one of the most effective ways to address an issue with government officials. In the U.S. Congress, it is standard practice for all constituent letters to receive a...
May 1, 2023 by BoatUS Government Affairs Team
To strengthen and unify the voice of recreational boating, the Government Affairs Department often joins forces with other influential groups like:Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies...
April 28, 2023 by BoatUS Government Affairs Team
David KennedyDavid KennedyDavid is the Government Affairs Manager for Boat Owners Association of The United States, BoatUS. He joined BoatUS in 2009, having served as a government affairs...
January 1, 2023 by BoatUS Government Affairs Team
About BoatUS Government AffairsBoatUS uses the collective strength of over a half a million Members to fight against unfair taxes and regulations, all the while advocating sound public policy that...

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