CNN: White House to Suspend Jones Act to Help Aid Puerto Rico

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that President Trump has authorized the Jones Act to be waived in order to send aid to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria


JOHNS: "And this morning we have a bit of breaking news on the hurricane response in Puerto Rico. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders just tweeting moments ago that the administration has decided to lift or suspend the Jones Act. This is a 100 year old law that requires supplies being carried between the U.S. ports to be carried on U.S. ships. A number of Democratic members of Congress had called on the administration to wave that rule for now at least, for a year they wanted, in order to try to get supplies more quickly to the island territory. So once again the White House press secretary tweeting out that the administration has decided to lift the Jones Act for Puerto Rico." 

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