Lake Carriers’ Association President James Weakley Stresses Importance of Jones Act During Congressional Hearing

WASHINGTON (July 7, 2016) – The Jones Act’s requirement that cargo moving between U.S. ports be carried in vessels that are U.S.-owned, U.S.-built and U.S.-crewed is the Great Lakes region’s “best line of maritime homeland security defense” James H.I. Weakley,… READ MORE >

Lexington Institute Study Calls Jones Act Essential for Securing U.S. Border from International Terrorism

  WASHINGTON (June 24, 2016) – The Lexington Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank, released a study on Thursday stressing the critical role that the American maritime industry and the Jones Act play in strengthening U.S. border security and helping… READ MORE >

Jones Act Amendment to Puerto Rico Bill Risks National, Homeland and Economic Security

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Maritime Partnership (“AMP”), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today released a statement regarding Rep. Gary Palmer’s (R-AL) proposed measure to exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act – which requires waterborne cargo between… READ MORE >

Rep. Duncan Hunter Stresses Jones Act as Guiding Principle for Homeland Security, Critical for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (June 1, 2016) – Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), chairman of the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, stressed the critical need for the Jones Act to protect U.S. borders in The Washington Times Tuesday in “A Guiding Principle… READ MORE >
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