Analysis | Trump Just Lifted The Jones Act For Puerto Rico. Here’s What That Does.

Analysis | Trump just lifted the Jones Act for Puerto Rico. Here’s what that does.

President Trump signed a waiver on Sept. 28 that lifts shipping restrictions to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)
This post has been updated throughout, specifically with news that the Trump administration is waiving the Jones Act, as well as comments from a congressman who will be holding an emergency hearing Thursday aimed at defending the Jones Act, which shipping advocates say isn’t the reason Puerto Rico’s recovery has stalled. We explain why below.

At @ricardorossello request, @POTUS has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico. It will go into effect immediately.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 28, 2017

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