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Congresswoman Urges Trump to Extend Puerto Rico Jones Act Waiver

On Friday, U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez urged President Donald Trump to extend a waiver on shipping limitations for hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico. On September 28, Trump signed off on a temporary waiver of the Jones Act, which limits shipping between U.S. coasts to U.S. flagged vessels. In a statement, Velazquez said “If the Jones Act is reinstated, building supplies will cost significantly more in Puerto Rico, compared to costs on the mainland.

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