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A better way to unclog NYC streets: Repeal the Jones Act

April 07, 2019

NY Post

Our waterways policy is crony capitalism disguised as patriotism

April 06, 2019

It’s time to end the Jones Act

April 05, 2019

A 99-year-old regulatory relic that’s costing you money and time stuck in traffic

Another New England Winter, Same Natural Gas Shortage

January 29, 2019

In the history of prophecy, only two revelations can be made with perfect accuracy: Winter is coming (not just for “Game of Thrones” fans in 2019), and New England energy prices will spike when it gets cold.

VIDEO: Lower Shipping Costs, Repeal the Jones Act

January 18, 2019

Defending Jones Act is path to disaster

January 10, 2019

Arguing with Jones Act supporters is like talking to someone who believes in alien abductions.

Thanks to the regulatory relic known as the Jones Act…..

December 26, 2018

…. Shipping something to Hawaii from the West Coast can easily cost 2-3 times the cost of sending the same cargo to Australia. That cost is reflected in almost everything Hawaii residents buy in brick and mortar stores.

Another Failed Defense of the Jones Act

December 17, 2018

As the Cato Institute continues to press the case for Jones Act reform, defenders of this flawed and failed law have repeatedly made clear that they’ve taken notice. 

Damage done to Puerto Rico by the Jones Act illustrates the need to repeal the law

October 03, 2018

By now, you’d think the case for repeal of the protectionist Jones Act, a century-old relic from the Woodrow Wilson administration, would be so strong that we could close our laptops and declare the battle over.

Did We Learn Anything From The Hurricane In Puerto Rico?

September 18, 2018

"Much more important is the continued imposition of the antiquated Jones Act that restricts foreign companies from shipping goods to Puerto Rico, ultimately benefiting mainland businesses at the expense of the island. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the Jones Act limited how quickly resources could be brought in, to the detriment of the recovery."

We need to scrap this 1920s era law hindering our economy | Opinion

September 16, 2018

In l920 during the initial phases of the protectionist era, that many economists maintain eventually caused the Great Depression of the l930s, Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act, commonly called the Jones Act.

Jones Act waivers aren't a solution; they're a symptom of the problem

September 15, 2018

The sad irony is that we can take all the proper steps to prepare for a hurricane, but our ability to recover is heavily dependent on a decision made thousands of miles away in Washington, DC. And like all decisions made in Washington, it’s subject to politics.

Déjà vu all over again: kill the Jones Act now

September 11, 2018

Another year, another series of hurricanes, another series of disasters...Stranded island markets are especially dependent on vessels coming to their aid, and it’s these very markets that are so dependent on the antiquated Jones Act.

Jones Act Could Hamper Hawaii's Recovery from Hurricane Lane

August 24, 2018

The Law Restricts Certain Types of Shipping and Could Make Relief Supplies Harder to Come By

Jones Act waiver sought for Hawaii by Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

August 23, 2018

"As Hurricane Lane approaches the Hawaiian Islands, we ask that you waive the Jones Act for our state, should the need arise."

Bigger, stronger, rainier: Is Hawaii’s Hurricane Lane a sign of what’s to come?

August 22, 2018

Hurricane Lane, one of the strongest hurricanes ever measured in the Central Pacific Ocean, is on a crash course with paradise.

The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear

June 28, 2018

CATO Policy Analysis

Vice News: Why this Super Ship is Making Enemies in Alaska and on Capitol Hill

June 14, 2018

Along with rival fishing companies and Alaska’s representatives in the Senate, they’ve devised a strategy to stop America’s Finest from ever leaving the shipyard — using an obscure, century-old law called the Jones Act.

Bloomberg: ANWR Could Boost U.S. Oil Supplies But It's Going to Be a While

June 14, 2018

Also because of the Jones Act, the crude would have to be transported domestically on U.S.-flagged vessels, which could also limit demand.

The Daily Signal:The 2018 Storm Season Is Coming, and America Isn’t Ready

June 08, 2018

Finally, the Jones Act and other regulations unnecessarily impede vital economic flexibility during recovery.

WSJ: Philadelphia Shipyard Struggles to Survive on Order Drought

May 31, 2018

The manufacturer is laying off workers and faces a possible shutdown, and a new government bailout may provide its only lifeline.

Colin Grabow: For Lower Gas Prices, Scrap the Jones Act

May 24, 2018

"This is but a sample of the costs imposed by the Jones Act, which drives up the price of gas and all manner of goods purchased by Americans. If Sen. Schumer and his fellow Democrats are serious about their desire to ease the financial burden placed on Americans by the rising cost of oil, scrapping or deeply reforming this nearly 100-year-old law would be an excellent place to start."

The Jones Act Drives America’s Finest Into Exile

April 29, 2018

Limits on imported steel threaten to sink both a U.S. shipbuilder and its domestic customer.

Senator McCain Introduces Legislation to Repeal the Jones Act

July 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced the Open America’s Waters Act of 2017, legislation that would repeal the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, or the Jones Act. The Jones Act requires that all goods shipped between waterborne ports of the United States be carried by vessels built in the United States and owned and operated by Americans.

Mark J. Perry: Meet the Jones Act

June 22, 2017

A 97-year-old regulatory law that's costing you money.

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