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Open America's Waters Act of 2017

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A bill to repeal the Jones Act restrictions on coastwise trade, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/13/2017Introduced in Senate

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07/13/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4000-4001)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] 09/28/2017
Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ] 06/07/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation07/13/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/13/2017)

Open America's Waters Act of 2017

This bill eliminates restrictions on coastwise trade under the Jones Act, which governs domestic transportation of merchandise or passengers by vessels.

The bill directs the U.S. Coast Guard to issue regulations that require all vessels permitted to engage in coastwise trade to meet all appropriate safety and security requirements.