Lift Jones Act for Hurricane Maria Relief
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The Jones Act regulates maritime commerce in US waters. It requires that all goods transported by water between US ports be carried on US flagships. Which means that in order for Puerto Rico and nearby islands to receive goods from other countries, these goods have to be delivered to the US mainland - transferred to US ships - rather than going directly to Puerto Rico. We respectfully request that this Act is immediately lifted for at least a month to help Puerto Rico and other islands that have been devasted by Hurricane Maria to receive the goods they need.
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