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Bipartisan Congressional Leaders Highlight Importance of Jones Act, Employing 650,000 Americans incl. Veterans, for National & Economic Security

WASHINGTON (March 7, 2019) – Following the signing of an Executive Order by President Donald J. Trump to create an easier pathway for veterans to transition into maritime careers in the U.S. Merchant Marine, congressional and maritime leaders convened for two hearings exploring the state of the domestic maritime industry and the role of the Jones Act. These hearings coincided with the release of new economic data from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which quantified that the Jones Act creates 650,000 jobs nationwide with an economic impact of more than $150 billion annually.

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