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Thursday, May 13, 2021
The Jones Act Should Be Waived, but More Substantive Changes Are Needed
By Cato Foundation @ 12:03 AM :: 2419 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... In the wake of the Colonial Pipeline outage that has produced mounting fuel shortages along the East Coast, the Department of Transportation has ​announced that it is taking initial steps ....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Will the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack necessitate a Jones Act waiver?
By Michael Hansen @ 6:55 PM :: 1851 Views :: Jones Act

... President Biden may not be as keen as President Trump was to issue Jones act waivers ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Travel Weekly: Grassroot Institute Cruises the Last Frontier
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 2792 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... it's been deemed easier to work with Canada rather than those within the U.S. government committed to preserving the status quo ....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
China a threat to Jones Act lobby, except when it’s not
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:38 PM :: 2390 Views :: Jones Act

... Jones Act carriers claim China is a threat to America’s maritime industry, but when they need cheap repairs, they know where to go ....

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Could Compensation Smooth the Path for Jones Act Reform?
By Cato Foundation @ 8:56 PM :: 2378 Views :: Jones Act

... This is the messy reality of politics that must be acknowledged .... 

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Alaska cruising crisis shows need for flexibility in U.S. maritime law
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:13 AM :: 2434 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... Like Hawaii, Alaska relies heavily on tourism .... 

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Sunday, March 7, 2021
Grassroot Institute supports Alaska bid seeking exemption from cruising ban
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:50 PM :: 2883 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... Alaska's tourism industry is in deep trouble because foreign cruise ships may not carry passengers between U.S. ports without a foreign stop ....

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
COVID Closes Canadian Ports, Alaska Seeks Passenger Vessel Services Act Waiver
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 3107 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... Archaic Protectionism Is Set to Sink Alaska Cruises ....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
New Legislation Casts Doubt on Future of Administrative Jones Act Waivers
By Cato Foundation @ 4:07 AM :: 2421 Views :: Jones Act

... Such waivers are perhaps best known for their use in recent decades to speed relief following natural disasters ....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Jones Act closed loophole that could have helped Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:20 PM :: 3711 Views :: Agriculture, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... The Jones Act prohibits that, too ....

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Biden formalizes Jones Act support in 'Buy America' Executive Order
By Michael Hansen @ 10:29 PM :: 3057 Views :: Jones Act

... Biden’s Buy America EO and accompanying briefing statement included explicit declarations of his administration’s support for the Jones Act and its inclusion in the policy ....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Biden’s Transportation Sec’y Nominee Affirms Jones Act Support
By Michael Hansen @ 4:26 PM :: 2507 Views :: Jones Act

... Pete Buttigieg: ‘I support the Jones Act’ ....

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Ed Case Reintroduces Jones Act Reform Bills
By Ed Case @ 9:49 PM :: 3849 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... His proposals would amend the century-old Jones Act to combat monopolies in domestic shipping ....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Hawaii's Creaking Jones Act Ships Turn to Chinese Shipyards for Maintenance Needs
By Cato Foundation @ 4:42 PM :: 2758 Views :: Jones Act

... Pasha Hawaii's Horizon Spirit, recently departed Nantong after nearly 50 days in a local shipyard ....

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Friday, October 30, 2020
Federal PVSA is pilau
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:43 PM :: 3081 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... As Hawaii struggles to rebuild its economy following the COVID-19 lockdown, we are faced with big questions about the future of our tourism industry. ...

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Remember when U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye led the charge for Jones Act reform?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:36 PM :: 3343 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act

... “If you are going to get the cost of living down … you are going to have to get the Jones Act amended.”  -- Alaska Gov. Walter Hickel, speaking to the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Sept. 12, 1967 ....

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Old federal maritime law holds back Hawaii tourism, new report shows
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:53 PM :: 3311 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

...Ocean cruising has been suspended during the coronavirus lockdowns, but when it resumes, the industry needs more freedom to benefit Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "We must lift the Jones Act, which has exploited Puerto Rican consumers and strangled the economy"
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:24 PM :: 3940 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used the recent three-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico to call for a lifting of the Jones Act....

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Monday, September 28, 2020
Kai Kahele holds online forum backing Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 5:25 PM :: 3087 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...Among the five headlined guests to Kahele’s forum is Randy Swindell, Honolulu Port Representative, International Organization of Masters, Mates, & Pilots (IOMMP). ...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Under mounting pressure, Jones Act lobby claims the law is cost‐​free to Hawaii
By Cato Foundation @ 10:00 AM :: 2680 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act supporters in Hawaii can be forgiven for feeling a bit on edge these days....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
‘Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century’
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 2541 Views :: Jones Act

...calling for outright repeal of the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act so far has not been a successful strategy....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
Jones Act: A public policy conundrum without a clear and ready solution
By Video @ 3:36 AM :: 2297 Views :: Jones Act

...even U.S.-built tugboats suffer from similar excess costs. That means that tugboats built in the United States for $20 million would cost only $4 million-$5 million if constructed in another country....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Former Matson Lawyer: Why It's Time to Update Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:00 AM :: 3548 Views :: Jones Act

...Corporate and maritime attorney Wayne Parker talks about how the Jones Act affects the shipping industry in unexpected ways.... 

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Boldly going where no research has gone before
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:39 PM :: 2558 Views :: Jones Act

...If you remember nothing else, remember these numbers: 1.2 billion, 5 and 9,100....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Jones Act costs Hawaii families almost $1,800 extra every year
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:58 PM :: 3067 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act overall costs Hawaii $1.2 billion annually, including 9,100 jobs and $148 million in taxes....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
10AM -- Major new study finally reveals how much Jones Act costs Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:50 AM :: 4568 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and U.S. Rep. Ed Case will be on hand when the findings are presented during a live webinar July 29 at 10AM >>>JOIN THE PRESENTATION<<< ....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
We've touched a nerve
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 AM :: 3258 Views :: Jones Act

...How do you know you’re starting to make a real difference on an issue? The quality of both your critics and your friends improves....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Shipping industry study claims Jones Act benefits Hawaii economy ... yes, really
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 3726 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...A new study that allegedly shows the Jones Act has no “negative impact” on the cost of living in Hawaii actually shows the opposite, according to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii....

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Monday, July 20, 2020
A Jones Act Debate: Admiral vs Attorney
By Michael Hansen @ 5:03 PM :: 2925 Views :: Jones Act

... in recognition of its 100th anniversary ....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Jones Act: Something we can all agree on
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:24 PM :: 2719 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, a protectionist federal maritime law enacted in 1920, is one of the few political issues that doesn’t break down along party lines....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The scuttling of Trump’s modest Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 2:54 AM :: 2809 Views :: Jones Act

...“Trump backed off shipping reform under political pressure, former advisers claim”....

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Friday, July 3, 2020
Can the current YB management actually control costs?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:55 PM :: 3891 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The HPUC perceives the underlying problem as YB management’s inability to control costs and operate an effective service....

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Ige Defers Harbor Tariff Hike
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 4087 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Taxes

"...This will allow local shippers and businesses, especially those on the neighbor islands, to conduct business without worrying about a rate increase at this time....”

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Saturday, June 20, 2020
​‘The Jones Act isn’t just inefficient, it’s failed’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:42 PM :: 2462 Views :: Jones Act

...Who opposes repeal of the Jones Act?....

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Navy Calling Up Reservists to Fill in For Pearl Harbor Shipyard Workers Out for COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 9:48 PM :: 3537 Views :: Jones Act, Military, COVID-19

...200 reservists will fill in for missing workers at Pearl Harbor Shipyard....

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Sunday, June 14, 2020
Sause ends Hawaii Barge Service after 54 years
By Michael Hansen @ 5:18 PM :: 5012 Views :: Jones Act, COVID-19

... Oregon-based Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Inc. ended their common carrier Hawaii Barge Service after 54 years with the arrival of their final voyage in mid-April 2020 ....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
This act needs a rewrite
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:43 AM :: 2213 Views :: Jones Act

... I wrote one of its 17 chapters, “Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century,” wherein I argue that reform of the act would not be a threat to either jobs or national security ....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
VIDEO: Sen. Mike Lee on the Jones Act at 100: Time to chart a new course?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 AM :: 2545 Views :: Jones Act

... American Enterprise Institute webinar streamed live on line ....

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Debate: Jones Act Necessary for National Security?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:26 AM :: 2573 Views :: Jones Act

...Virtually no sealift is provided by Jones Act ships....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Jones Act 100th -- Happy Birthday, NOT!
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:54 PM :: 2086 Views :: Jones Act

...The best gift for this 100-year-old law that harms Hawaii would be to modernize it for the 21st century....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Could “Tariff Man” Trump support Jones Act reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:24 PM :: 2194 Views :: Jones Act

...Mulligan says that despite Trump’s reputation as a strong supporter of protectionist tariffs, the President sees the Jones Act as a “harmful regulation” and is particularly disappointed by the lack of competitiveness of U.S. shipyards....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
US Sen Mike Lee calls for Jones Act gas carrier exemption
By Michael Hansen @ 11:10 PM :: 3099 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... he notes the complete absence of self-propelled oceangoing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the Jones Act fleet ....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Happy Birthday Jones Act. Let’s Hope it’s Your Last
By Cato Foundation @ 9:43 PM :: 2293 Views :: Jones Act

...The Jones Act turns 100 years old today....

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Young Bros: Another Jones Act Failure
By Michael Hansen @ 4:52 AM :: 3000 Views :: Jones Act

“...Hawaii and Puerto Rico now receive more cargo from foreign countries than they do from the U.S. mainland....”

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Debunked: YB Demands $25M COVID Relief on Top of Rate Hike
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 6589 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... YB is absorbing operating costs for Saltchuck's unregulated services.  This is a standard accounting trick for companies that are partly regulated and partly unregulated ....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Does Jones Act protect national security?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:15 PM :: 3939 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Fraudulent International Ship Registration Scandals hit Pacific Islands
By Michael Hansen @ 6:05 AM :: 4769 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Law Enforcement

“...South Pacific island nations are scouring shipping records for vessels with links to North Korea after Fiji said it had identified 20 falsely flagged ships it suspects the isolated regime is using to evade United Nations sanctions....”

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Thursday, May 7, 2020
A new Hawaii Jones Act poll released
By Michael Hansen @ 4:43 AM :: 2827 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii Business Magazine May 4, 2020: “BOSS Survey: Taking Hawai‘i’s Pulse on Important Non-Covid-19 Issues”....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Lyon Connection? Micronesia Acts Against Fake Shipping Registry
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 4870 Views :: Ethics, World News, Jones Act

...defendants include FSM previous TCI Sec'y Lukner Weilbacher, the former boss of Lyon Associates convict Massey Halbert....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Planes, trains and automobiles — but not ships
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 2547 Views :: Jones Act

...Even with all the regulations for shipbuilding in the United States, shipyards silently outsource many critical components....

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