Bill To Permanently Exempt Puerto Rico From Shipping Restrictions

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 2:49pm
Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 2:53pm

And as we just heard, President Trump has temporarily lifted the Jones Act,  waiving shipping restrictions for the island for 10 days.

Some congressional members, including Sen. John McCain, say 10 days is not enough. McCain and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah introduced a measure on Thursday that would permanently exempt the island from the shipping law.

To learn more, I’m joined by Andrew Schrank. He is a professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and a member of the Center for a New Economy Growth Commission for Puerto Rico.


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