Senate Passes Defense Authorization Bill

The U.S. Senate cleared the fiscal 2009 Defense Authorization Bill on Saturday, sending the measure to President Bush for his signature. U.S. Defense Authorization Legislation Contains Significant Maritime Provisions.

As Congress passes its annual defense authorization bill, maritime industry observers are watching closely. The bill contains a number of significant maritime provisions affecting cargo preference, Jones Act waivers, riding gangs and other matters. The attached briefing, issued earlier in September from Winston & Strawn's Maritime & Admiralty practice, summarizes those provisions.

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