Senator McCain Introduces Legislation to Kill the Jones Act in Puerto Rico

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Republican senators John McCain and Mike Lee introduced a bill on Thursday to permanently waive shipping restrictions on Puerto Rico, saying a temporary waiver from the Trump administration is "insufficient" to help the island rebuild from Hurricane Maria. President Donald Trump's administration earlier on Thursday … [Read more...]

John McCain Blames Navy And Congress For Lack Of Training

By Ben Brody (Bloomberg) Following a series of deadly accidents, Senator John McCain on Sunday renewed his calls to address what he described as a U.S. failure during the past eight years to ensure that the military is prepared, equipped and trained. “Whenever you cut defense capabilities, the first thing that goes is the training and the readiness, because that’s easy … [Read more...]

Senator McCain’s Latest Jones Act Repeal Effort Unlikely to Progress – Holland & Knight

Senator John McCain's latest attempt to repeal the Jones Act seems to be dead in the water and will likely not pass either the Senate or House, according to attorneys at Holland & Knight. Senator McCain introduced the legislation in July, known as the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, just days before he underwent surgery to remove an aggressive brain tumor above his … [Read more...]

Should The Jones Act Be Repealed? 

by Captains George Livingstone & Grant Livingstone - Another effort is under way in the Senate to repeal the Jones Act sponsored by Senator John McCain of Arizona.  The law, originally enacted 97 years ago by Senator Wesley L. Jones of Washington State under section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, focused on:  Increased growth of American marine … [Read more...]

Senator McCain Introduces New Bill to Repeal Jones Act

Note: On Wednesday, the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix released a statement saying that tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer, was associated with Senator McCain's blood clot. The statement added that the tissue of concern was completely resected during last Friday's procedure, … [Read more...]