The latest attack on the Jones Act was thwarted late June 8 when the House Rules Committee determined an amendment to eliminate the Jones Act from trade with Puerto Rico was not germane for the current bill before the House to aid the financial situation for the U.S. commonwealth.
“As the facts have clearly shown, the Jones Act does not in any way have anything to do with the unfortunate financial situation before the citizens of Puerto Rico,” he added. “This amendment was simply the latest attempt by the enemies of U.S.-flag shipping to constrain decent American seafaring, shipbuilding and transportation jobs. We have weathered these fights for generations, and will remain vigilant for future attacks.” Read more.
Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office