Monday, June 21, 2010

Jones Act Waiver

"Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 and crossed southern Florida as a moderate Category 1 hurricane, causing some deaths and flooding there before strengthening rapidly in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm weakened before making its second landfall as a Category 3 storm on the morning of Monday, August 29 in southeast Louisiana." -Wikipedia

GOP senators introduce bill to suspend Jones Act
Republicans are putting the pressure on President Obama to waive the Jones Act. Three GOP senators introduced legislation Friday to ease the passage of foreign ships in the Gulf of Mexico to help with the oil spill cleanup.