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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide that provisions of title 46, United States Code, popularly known as the Jones Act and relating to carriage of passenger and merchandise in coastwise trade shall not apply for 5 years with respect to such carriage to and from Puerto Rico.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/05/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
10/06/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
10/05/2017Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/05/2017Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/05/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (14)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure10/05/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation10/06/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services10/05/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/05/2017)

Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief Act

This bill revises coastwise laws, commonly known as the Jones Act, that govern domestic transportation of merchandise or passengers by vessels. The Jones Act requires vessels transporting merchandise or passengers between Puerto Rico and other U.S. ports be built in the United States, at least 75% owned by U.S. citizens, and mostly crewed by U.S. citizens.

The bill exempts for five years vessels transporting merchandise between Puerto Rico and other U.S. ports from Jones Act requirements.

The Government Accountability Office must report the economic impact of this bill on Puerto Rico.