PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE
By Chris Philips
Has Senator John McCain (R-AZ) relaxed (reversed?) his stance against the Jones Act?
In late January, Senator McCain, well known as the most vocal legislative foe of the Jones Act, said he would introduce legislation “to ensure we end our dependence” on foreign vessels, contrary to his previously stated policy.
The following month, writing in an editorial for the Wall Street Journal, Senator McCain said the US “could and should” build the equipment domestically to move people and cargo, rather than relying on foreign builders. “It is morally outrageous and strategically foolish,” he admitted, to purchase foreign-built rather than American-sourced equipment…MORE