“The Jones Act trades – all of that trade that happens on our interior and coastal waterways – supports the industry that allows this nation to be successful.”
American Jobs. American Security.
America’s domestic maritime industry is responsible for over 500,000 jobs and more than $100 billion in annual economic output.
America’s national security depends on safe domestic waterways and common-sense domestic commerce practice on U.S.-flag vessels.
“We are the world’s leading maritime power and that’s why we are the world’s leading economy.”
“The men and women of American maritime are proud stewards of our nation’s waterways, because not only do they work in these communities, they also live in them.”
“The nation’s merchant mariners are some of the most highly trained in the world and are prepared for any situation they may encounter.”
“The Jones Act is crucial to the United States because it gives Americans a critical level of training and brings a dynamic aspect to our national defense.”
“Today, America’s shipyards are a vital foundation for both our national security and our nation’s economy.”
“Without shipbuilding capabilities, nations had to settle for whatever happened to come to their shores.”
“A strong shipbuilding industrial base meant a nation could extend their reach to the entire world for reasons of commerce and defense.”
“The maritime industry is a cornerstone of the American economy, and the Jones Act is essential in sustaining that vitality.”
“I’ll continue to support the Jones Act and stand with my Congressional colleagues, determined to protect and develop the domestic maritime industry.”
“I’m proud to stand in support of the Jones Act, which is critical to our national security and a public policy success story.”
“I support the Jones Act because it protects those jobs here in Louisiana, as well as our national security.”
“Support for the Jones Act has never been stronger because a robust U.S.-flag fleet is essential to the security and prosperity of our nation.”
“I am a strong supporter of the Jones Act, which I believe is necessary to maintaining a viable U.S. merchant marine fleet that keeps Alaskan communities fueled and supplied even in some of the world’s most challenging conditions.”
“The U.S.-flagged fleet, enabled by strong support from the Jones Act, has been key to Alaska’s development and is the economic backbone of the state today.”
“The U.S.maritime industry, supported by the Jones Act, provides vital services necessary for Alaska’s economy and quality of life.”
“The Jones Act should be hailed as a commercial and a public policy success. It is the critical factor that ensures a vibrant domestic maritime sector.”
“Without the Jones Act, vessels and crews from foreign nations could move freely on U.S. waters, creating a more porous border, and increasing possible security threats.”
“The Jones Act ensures the secure transport of military personnel and equipment, creates good-paying jobs in Hawaii and allows for reliable shipping of products.”
“A robust shipyard workforce and industrial base, as well as the national security and economic benefits, are why the President, the Navy and every Congress and Administration in modern history has supported the Jones Act.”
“The United States is bound together by a vibrant domestic maritime industry that not only drives our economy, but also provides our country with a critical national security asset.”
“Of the domestic maritime industry’s vessels, 70% are available for use in supporting the U.S. military”
“The U.S. maritime industry employs nearly 500,000 American workers and contributes almost $100 billion a year to the nation’s economy.”
Repeal of the Jones Act would “hamper [America’s] ability to meet strategic sealift requirements and maintain and modernize our naval forces.”
Who is AMP?
American Maritime Partnership is the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry, a pillar of our nation‘s economic, national, and homeland security. More than 40,000 American vessels built in American shipyards and crewed by American mariners ply our waters 24/7. Supported by the Jones Act, this industry sustains nearly 500,000 jobs and almost $100 billion in annual economic impact.