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Sen. Cassidy: Trump commits to upholding Jones Act

May 3, 2019 at 10:24 AM
President Trump will not waive a law requiring that goods transported between U.S. ports be on ships that are built, owned and operated by U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced after meeting with the president this week. Cassidy on Wednesday met with Trump “to advocate on behalf of Louisiana shipbuilders and maritime workers in light of proposed federal waivers to the Jones Act, securing a commitment from the president to not go forward with the proposed...

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