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Jones Act provides essential benefits to a maritime nation and its workers

Excerpts from a commentary in The Hill:

The Jones Act keeps this country strong by supporting jobs at American shipyards, promoting industrial investment and training, and contributing to our country’s economy and national defense.

Even so, every month you can count on special interests claiming that the Jones Act has outlived its usefulness and should […]

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Coast Guard to Change Ship Rebuilding Rule

The Jones Act requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

The Coast Guard is proposing changes in regulations to clarify the requirements for rebuilding Jones Act ships at […]

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