Jones Act Waived for Puerto Rico – RTP Expert Argues for Complete Repeal

Devon Westhill

Today, President Donald J. Trump waived the requirements of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 – better known as the Jones Act – for Hurricane-battered Puerto Rico.  The waiver takes effect immediately.

Also, today, the Regulatory Transparency Project released a paper written by Southern Methodist University Law Professor James Coleman which explains the Jones Act and argues for complete repeal.

You can find the paper, and much more recently-released content, at

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Devon Westhill

President and General Counsel

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