Sen McCain Pushed For Waiver Of The Jones Act For Puerto Rico And President Trump Agrees

Help needs to get there NOW, not after meetings.

Gronda Morin

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In the past, the Jones (shipping) act has been waived in US territories after the major storms of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but for some unexplained reasons, the republican President Donald Trump has been hesitating to do likewise for the US territory of Puerto Rico after this island that imports 85% of its food supplies, has been devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Update on morning of 9/28/17: News reports have been announcing that President Trump has decided to temporarily waive the the Jones Act.

The Jones Act bars foreign ships from delivering timely aid to Puerto Rico.

On September 26, 2017, the republican US Senator John McCain sent a letter criticizing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for waiving the Jones Act in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but not for Puerto Rico.

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