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American Boating Congress Now Underway Virtually

The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the 2021 American Boating Congress, begins Wednesday, April 21 and runs through Thursday, April 22. For the second year, the 2021 ABC will be held virtually. Registration is still open for the event and may be accessed here.

What: The Virtual 2021 American Boating Congress
When: Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Speakers: Attendees will hear from Administration officials and members of Congress, including:

  • Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
  • Senator Angus King (I-ME)
  • Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)
  • Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC-1)
  • Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH-01)
  • Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN-8)
  • Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)
  • Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24)
  • Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL-27)

Boating advocates are invited to gather alongside this impressive lineup of speakers to discuss pressing issues facing the industry today, including trade and tariffs, outdoor recreation access and infrastructure, conservation and environmental concerns, and recreational fishing access.

For more information, please contact NMMA senior director of political advocacy and engagement, Erica Crocker at or NMMA manager of PAC and events, Andrew Lewis at

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