Friday, 15 March 2019 13:52

US Senator introduces Bill to repeal the Jones Act

552 Senator Michael Lee


Utah Senior, Michael Lee, has introduced the Open America’s Water Act of 2019, a bill which would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between US ports. Currently, the Jones Act requires all goods transported by water between US ports to be carried on a vessel constructed in the US, registered in the US, owned by US citizens, and crewed primarily by US citizens. The Open America’s Water Act would allow for increased trade with foreign vessels between US ports, potentially lowering prices on imported goods to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.




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