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US Congress granting Puerto Rico an exemption to the Jones ACT.

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For Puerto Ricans to recover & rebuild from hurricane Maria and the deep recession Puerto Rico has been in for over a decade the people of Puerto Rico need Congress to grant an exemption from The Jones–Shafroth Act (Pub.L. 64–368, 39 Stat. 951, enacted March 2, 1917) —also known as the Jones Act of Puerto Rico the Jones Act requires that domestic shipping be conducted by U.S.-owned, U.S.-made ships staffed by American crews. That means, for example, that all food from the mainland—and Puerto Rico imports 85 percent of what it consumes—must be brought in U.S. ships. Example  It costs an estimated $3,063 to ship a twenty-foot container of household and commercial goods from the East Coast of the United States to Puerto Rico; the same shipment costs $1,504 to nearby Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and $1,687 to Kingston (Jamaica). Please join me on helping the beautiful island we all know as "The Isla de encanto" get back to being great again.

Make Puerto Rico Great Again "MPGA"



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