GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Two weeks later, the House of Representatives passed the WRDA reauthorization bill, now the Water Infrastructure
Improvements for the Nation Act. Across
the country, state legislatures are now in
session, and our Government Affairs
team is monitoring all 50 states for legislation that can affect boaters and boating.
“Public-policy work can be as uneventful as watching bottom paint dry, or as
exciting as scrambling in the dark to put
out another anchor in a squall,” reports
Kennedy, a passionate boat owner himself.
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we can continue our
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Now it’s a rush back across the Potomac
to BoatU.S. national headquarters to
keep up with other bills and matters.
Today’s time with lawmakers in Congress
has been well spent.
1: 10 p.m.
Kennedy catches up with Sen. Joe
Manchin of West Virginia, who’s just
come off the Senate floor. A member of
the senator’s staff takes their picture
on the historic steps in the Senate wing
of the Capitol Building. Manchin, a longtime BoatU.S. member, is a key player in
the Senate Boating Caucus.
12: 45 p.m.
Word comes that the Senate has just
passed its version of the WRDA bill by
a 95–3 vote. High fives all around. With
budget bills in play and the end of the
Congressional session not far off, not to
mention the looming national election,
House action on WRDA is now critical.
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