McCain introduces legislation to repeal the Jones Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. John McCain introduced legislation on July 13 to repeal the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, which requires that all goods shipped between sea ports of the United States be carried by vessels built in the United States and owned and operated by U.S. citizens. 

To be known as the Open America’s Waters Act of 2017, McCain’s bill allows a coastwise endorsement to be issued for a vessel that qualifies under the laws of the United States to engage in the coastwise trade and requires the U . . .

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