Who We Support

BoatPAC is a bipartisan organization. BoatPAC’s board of directors works directly with MRAA’s and NMMA’s government relations staff to identify and support candidates for federal office who align with our industry’s priorities. Candidates are evaluated on a wide range of criteria involving their positions on policy, voting records, service on committees dealing with the industry, need for assistance, and record of public service.

Boating Caucus Chairs

Representative Lois Frankel (D-Florida)

Representative Lois Frankel

Representative Tom MacArthur (R-New Jersey)

Representative Tom MacArthur
(R-New Jersey)

Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana)

Senator Joe Donnelly

Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina)

Senator Richard Burr
(R-North Carolina)

The Boating Caucus

The Congressional Boating Caucus is an informal, bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives formed in 1989 to advocate for the interests of the recreational boating industry.

There are four Boating Caucus co-chairs: one Democrat and one Republican from both the Senate and the House; their staff manages the Caucus’ activities.

The Boating Caucus

Click here to find a comprehensive list of Boating Caucus members.

114th Congress Scorecard

Welcome to BoatPAC’s scorecard for the 114th Congress. This online Scorecard (which opens in a new tab, please give it a minute to populate) contains an ongoing compilation of significant votes and actions on legislation affecting the recreational boating industry. In spite of a divided Congress, our friends on the Hill continued to work on ensuring access for boaters, reducing ethanol mandates, and maintaining a competitive business environment. This ongoing scorecard currently highlights votes and actions in both the House and in the Senate. These votes and actions represent only a part of our effort to protect and promote the recreational boating industry in Washington. We encourage you to stay engaged and informed on these issues as your involvement is a great asset in the work we do. We can’t do it without you.