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KASTEN GOES TO BAT FOR BOAT WORKERS ON EXCISE TAX REPEAL

 KASTEN GOES TO BAT FOR BOAT WORKERS ON EXCISE TAX REPEAL
 WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sen. Bob Kasten (R-Wisc.) drew praise from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today for standing up for the more than 19,000 boat workers losing their jobs as result of the 10 percent "luxury" tax imposed by Congress last year.
 In an effort to resuscitate the ailing boat manufacturing industry before the end of the year, Kasten proposed attaching an amendment to the "extenders" bill that would repeal the boat excise tax. While the Senate refused to support Kasten's proposal in order to pass a "clean" bill, many Senators publicly pledged their support for repeal of the onerous tax when Congress reconvenes in January.
 NMMA Vice President of Government Relations, David Broome said Kasten's move will help ensure that repeal is at the top of the 1992 Congressional agenda. "Sen. Kasten's leadership in repeal efforts on behalf of boat workers nationwide will undoubtedly serve to remind Congress that this problem will not go away, and, in fact, is getting worse each week," said Broome.
 Kasten was the only senator to attempt to amend the extenders bill.
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 /CONTACT: Cheri Jacobus of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, 202-338-6662/ CO: National Marine Manufacturers Association ST: Wisconsin IN: SU: LEG


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