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The Jones Act Under Attack

By Maritime Injury Center 2017-02-20 12:09:13

With the Jones Act again coming under scrutiny, it is timely to remember that those most directly affected by the act are seafarers.  Over the years, lawmakers and presidents have proposed making somewhat controversial changes to the Jones Act. Some have gone so far as to recommend repealing it entirely as Senator John McCain did in 2015. He described the law as archaic and claimed that it restricts economic growth and drives up prices for consumers by limiting the...

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