That’s tied up getting critical supplies such as food, fuel and water to Puerto Rico, which has largely remained without power since Hurricane Maria made landfall last week. The Grants also look forward to one to two trips to the USA territory each year.
The domestic shipping industry argues the Jones Act is needed to preserve US shipping jobs and for national security.
The law applies to all USA ports and has been a frequent source of tension between the US maritime industry and its customers. The nursing home wasn’t able to call us back.
The Jones Act requires that all goods shipped between US ports be carried by American owned-and-operated ships.
Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration to lift the restrictions regarding supplies being sent to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the USA territory more than a week ago.
The One America Appeal is a collaboration between former Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter.
Adrian Rodriguez, 26, grew up in a small, resort community in Puerto Rico.
The deployment of more ships, aircraft and troops to Puerto Rico followed criticism of the adequacy of the USA response thus far and DoD’s acknowledgment that poor communications may have affected initial assessments on the scope of the disaster.
People are only now starting to understand the extent of the damage brought by Hurricane Maria.
About half the residents do not have running water and authorities were working to get food, fuel and water “everywhere on the island”, CNN quoted Rosello as saying on Wednesday.
Ryan says, “We will quickly act on that request”. “In Texas, we can ship the trucks right out there”.
“Help Puerto Rico a little more because I know there can be more help”. But the difference is, this is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean.
It wasn’t clear for how long the act will be lifted.
The argument seems to be that if the Jones Act were waived here, the price of some goods might come down. The visit’s potential benefits are many – from recognition on a global level, to the president’s stamp of approval that the U.S. Virgin Islands are as important as the mainland states, relative to federal relief, among other positive effects. Marie added, “He told her to get all the water she could get”.