BoatUS Government Affairs
Since its founding in 1966, BoatUS 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 million members behind us, our mission has been to fight unfair federal taxes, fees and regulations that single out boat owners and to work with state agencies to promote boating laws that make sense.
BoatU.S. Supports New RFS/E15 FixBipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) would help ensure recreational boaters don’t put unsafe fuel in their boats. BoatUS is urging all boaters to contact their US Representative asking they support H.R. 704 - The Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act of 2015. Read more
- The Trust Fund serves as the backbone of boating safety, infrastructure, clean water and fisheries conservation funding in the United States. Congress is currently considering reauthorization of this critical "User Pays-Public Benefits" program. Read more
U.S. Coast Guard ReauthorizationLegislation authorizing spending for the U.S. Coast Guard along with policy changes of interest to boaters is currently making its way through Congress. Of particular note, a proposal to extend the current annual renewal requirement for documented recreational boats to every five years has been introduced. Read more