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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
GAO Study Looks at Shipping Rates to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and other noncontiguous U.S. lands
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 261 Views :: Jones Act

... The Board last received a formal complaint in 1999 ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Poll: To Know the Jones Act is to Oppose It
By Michael Hansen @ 12:22 PM :: 788 Views :: Jones Act

... 87% of those who are familiar with the Jones Act want reform ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Biden misses opportunity to cut fuel costs via Jones Act waiver
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 697 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Even supporters of the 102-year-old federal shipping law admit that its restrictions on competition add to the cost of our fuels ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
How to ‘fix’ the Jones Act?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:34 AM :: 1010 Views :: Jones Act

"... The Jones Act increases the cost of food and virtually all other products in Hawaii and needs to be fixed ...."

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Monday, June 20, 2022
ExxonMobil calls for a Jones Act waiver ahead of Big Oil Meeting with Administration
By Michael Hansen @ 5:44 AM :: 862 Views :: Jones Act

... The Administration is scheduled to meet with oil company executives on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to discuss ways to increase domestic production and lower costs, and one of the issues likely to be addressed is the Jones Act ....

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
Jones Act lobby feeling the heat as calls for waivers or reform increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 PM :: 731 Views :: Jones Act

... A confluence of events both in Hawaii and nationwide has led to a growing chorus of voices calling for either waivers from or reform of the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Call for Jones Act reform gaining momentum
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 820 Views :: Jones Act

... The drumbeat for Jones Act reform has been growing louder ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
One less Jones Act tanker for Hawaii is signal to lift U.S.-build requirement
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 PM :: 920 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... “Houston, we have a problem.” ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
How the Jones Act transfers critical industry and jobs overseas
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 829 Views :: Jones Act

... with only 96 large oceangoing Jones Act-qualified ships left — down from 257 in 1980 — it is pretty clear the law has failed ....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
How the Jones Act helps thwart ‘Buy American’ policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:55 PM :: 900 Views :: Jones Act

... pathways to policy failure ....

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Saturday, April 2, 2022
Maui Council unanimously approves resolution seeking Jones Act waiver -- Hawaii County Next?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 PM :: 1189 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Jones Act

... Hawaii County Council member Matt Kanealii-Kleinfelder said today he also is planning to introduce a resolution soon seeking a Hawaii waiver from the Jones Act .... 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
‘Shipping security’ more Jones Act shibai
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:52 PM :: 766 Views :: Jones Act

... the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s contract with the Pacific Maritime Association, a maritime employer representative, ends in July 2022 ....

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Saturday, March 26, 2022
Do it for Hawaii: Waive the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:19 AM :: 1058 Views :: Maui County, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... Maui council member plans to offer JA waiver resolution ....

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Hawaii's leading newspaper supports Jones Act waiver
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:34 PM :: 830 Views :: Jones Act

... The Honolulu Star-Advertiser adds its voice to those urging special consideration for Hawaii during the current fuel crisis ....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
VIDEO: Why Hawaii Needs a Jones Act Waiver
By Video @ 1:44 AM :: 776 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports and why Hawaii needs a Jones Act waiver to ensure its energy security ....

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Jones Act waiver request for fuel imports goes national
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:04 AM :: 1066 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Keli'i Akina writes about it in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser while U.S. Rep. Ed Case of Hawaii sends a waiver request of his own ....

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
VIDEO: Grassroot Institute Celebrates 20 Years
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:16 AM :: 1327 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Republican Party, Small Business, Taxes

... several hundred attendees were treated to good food, inspirational speakers, terrific entertainment and great camaraderie ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Case Asks Biden to Waive Jones Act to Ship US Oil to Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 12:02 AM :: 1735 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... Case also introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives today to mandate such a waiver. ...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Thanks to Sneaky Lawyers, Jones Act Waiver will Require Act of Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 9:53 PM :: 1254 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Little noticed language was included in the National Defense Authorization Act that became law in 2021 when Congress overrode then-President Donald Trump’s veto ....

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Saturday, March 5, 2022
No More Russian Oil: Rep Ed Case Seeks Jones Act Waiver
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 PM :: 1422 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... with the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine, the 101-year-old federal maritime law is even being recognized as a danger to Hawaii’s energy security ....

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Friday, March 4, 2022
Hawaii Needs Jones Act Waiver for Fuel Imports
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:24 AM :: 1185 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Par Hawaii's suspension of oil imports from Russia underscores the need for Hawaii to achieve greater oil-purchasing flexibility ....

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Saturday, February 26, 2022
Jones Act a threat to Hawaii security?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:57 PM :: 1222 Views :: Jones Act, Military, Cost of Living

... for years, Hawaii has been getting about one-third of its crude oil from Russia ....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
​Exempt Hawaii from Jones Act to ensure continued oil imports
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:25 PM :: 1173 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... the 1920 law is a main reason Hawaii relies on Russia for more than a third of its crude oil supply ....

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Saturday, February 19, 2022
Jones Act lobby sails with dubious job estimates to bolster defense
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:01 AM :: 1007 Views :: Jones Act

... The numbers keep increasing, even as the “Jones Act industry” declines ....

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Friday, November 26, 2021
How Much Does the Jones Act Cost Hawaii Consumers?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 PM :: 1898 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

... Honolulu Walmart prices were on average 14% higher than in LA ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Alaska: The Jones Act's original victim
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:43 PM :: 1181 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act

... New report details how Jones Act targeted Alaska from the start ....

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Pirate Law
By Video @ 5:24 AM :: 1454 Views :: Jones Act

"This might be the dumbest law on the book"

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Sunday, November 7, 2021
What is the Passenger Vessel Services Act?
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:42 AM :: 1519 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... cruise ships that are registered in Bermuda or the Bahamas are required to sail to Fanning Island, 1,000 miles to the south of Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Poll: Isle residents aware of Jones Act mostly favor its repeal or reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:49 PM :: 1321 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Jones Act

... Many Hawaii policymakers support the protectionist federal shipping law, but a new survey indicates they might be out of step with Hawaii's public ....

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Friday, October 29, 2021
PVSA Reform: Hawaii congressional delegates missing opportunity to help Hawaii tourism?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:37 PM :: 1452 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Tourism

... Hawaii risks being left out in the cold unless its delegates to Congress act quickly to help reform the 1886 Passenger Vessel Services Act ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
Are the COVID-related ocean shipping capacity shortages impacting Hawaii?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:26 PM :: 1662 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... cargo freight rates, Eastbound and Trans-Pacific, have gone from around $2,000-$2,500 up to $4,500 for a 40-foot dry standard box ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
MYTH: The Jones Act keeps foreign ships out of America’s inland waterways
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:57 PM :: 990 Views :: Jones Act

... there already are foreign-owned ships transporting goods along inland waterways such as the Mississippi and Delaware rivers ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
MYTH: The Jones Act protects American jobs
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:12 AM :: 1487 Views :: Jones Act

... 300 U.S. shipyards closed between 1983 and 2013, with only four shipyards remaining as of July 2021 that build large oceangoing ships for the commercial market ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
China loves the Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:23 AM :: 1222 Views :: Jones Act

... the Jones Act helps China dominate international trade ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
MYTH: The Jones Act contributes to economic growth
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:28 AM :: 956 Views :: Jones Act

... the Jones Act cost the U.S. economy $11.1 billion ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
46% Rate Hike: Audit Exposes Young Bros Fraudulent Accounting Tricks
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 2642 Views :: Jones Act, Labor, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Saltchuk and Foss transferring expenses to YBs books makes YB seem less profitable, thereby fraudulently ‘justifying’ PUC rate hikes ....

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Saturday, July 31, 2021
Thousands view Jones Act video within hours of its post on Tik Tok
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 1481 Views :: Jones Act

... More than 11,000 viewers from around the nation, including many from Puerto Rico, somehow heard about the Jones Act video posted by "Oahu Joe" ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
New policy report slices through common defenses of Jones Act 
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:54 PM :: 1238 Views :: Jones Act

... The Grassroot Institute has produced a handy guide addressing five key arguments that Jones Act defenders just won't let die ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Guam shows value of competition in U.S. shipping
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1599 Views :: Jones Act

... The territory’s exemption from the U.S.-build mandate of the Jones Act should apply to all U.S. ports to boost competition and lower costs ....

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Sunday, July 18, 2021
Shoring Up Water Transportation
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2082 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

... On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.”  There wasn’t much media coverage ....

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Saturday, July 17, 2021
Coalitions are the key to change
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:16 PM :: 1613 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

... Put together a coalition of voices behind one cause and you instantly become “strong,” worthy of attention ....

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
​How an 1886 maritime law is holding back U.S. tourism
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1843 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... Some old laws have withstood the test of time. Some haven’t ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
VIDEO: How Jones Act complicates life in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:57 PM :: 1653 Views :: Jones Act

... how the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act complicates life in the these outlying states and territories ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
How Jones Act complicates life in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:17 AM :: 2620 Views :: Jones Act

... free webinar on July 12, how the 1920 law suppresses prosperity in communities dependent on waterborne imports ....

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Saturday, June 12, 2021
Sen. Lee Introduces Bills to Repeal, Reform PVSA
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 1619 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced three bills to repeal and reform the Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886 (PVSA), an outdated, protectionist law that harms American jobs and American tourism ....

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Reform Jones Act and PVSA for Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:29 AM :: 1617 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... President Joe Biden recently issued two Jones Act waivers ....

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Monday, May 31, 2021
Let’s talk about the Jones Act — all eight of them
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:45 AM :: 1850 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act

... there are at least eight separate federal Jones Acts ....

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Friday, May 28, 2021
Alaska victory bodes well for Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:39 PM :: 1796 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... A case of maritime-related common sense has broken out in Washington, DC. ...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
President Biden signs bill exempting Alaska Cruise Ships from PVSA
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:55 PM :: 1834 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... The Alaska Tourism Restoration Act provides the Last Frontier temporary relief from the 135-year-old PVSA, which requires foreign-flagged vessels carrying passengers between U.S. ports to stop in a foreign port as part of the itinerary .... 

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Saturday, May 22, 2021
Waiver goodbye to the Jones Act?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:04 AM :: 1419 Views :: Jones Act

... If a shipping law that ostensibly protects “national security” has to be waived every time there’s a crisis, maybe the problem is the law itself ....

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