Keystone XL Jones Act Amendment Highlights “Overwhelming” Support for American Maritime

Industry Plays Key Role in National and Homeland Security


WASHINGTON, DC – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today released the following statement after the United States Senate approved the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation without an amendment to repeal the Jones Act, which would have decimated the nation’s shipbuilding capacity vital to America’s national, economic and homeland security:


“The decision not to offer or vote on the amendment to repeal the Jones Act on the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation, an amendment that relied on flawed data and factual omissions, showed that it would have been overwhelmingly defeated because of the law’s rock solid support in Congress,”  said Tom Allegretti, Chairman of AMP.  “This was not surprising considering it was just one month ago that Congress enacted its strongest legislative endorsement of the Jones Act in memory.”


Additional Resources:

House, Senate Members Rally Against Senator McCain’s Jones Act Amendment

Lawmakers: Repealing Jones Act would have a ‘harmful effect on our economy’

USCG Commandant Says Jones Act Repeal Would Raise Safety, Security Concerns

Navy League: McCain Jones Act Amendment would Gut U.S. Shipbuilding Industry


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