"We are anxious for the President to sign this bill into law so we can declare victory on this very crucial issue our industry has had to fight for so many years," said National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich. "Our special thanks go to Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.), Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), as well as Representatives Howard Berman (D-Cali.), John Conyers (D-Mich.), Howard Coble (R-N.C.), Candice Miller (R-Mich.), Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) and Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) for their leadership on VHDPA."