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Canada Goose Parka WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s considering waiving the Jones Act for Puerto Rico an arguably outdated law that imposes exorbitant shipping costs on the island but tempered his support for it because he’s getting pushback from the shipping industry. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose factory sale «We’re thinking about that,» he said at a White House press event. «But we have a lot of shippers and a lot of people who work in the shipping industry that don’t want the Jones Act lifted. canada goose sale uk ports be carried by American owned and operated ships, which canada goose outlet online uk are more expensive vessels than others in the global marketplace. The law canada goose outlet black friday sale costs Puerto Rico hundreds of millions of dollars every year, and now, in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, the costs to import food, fuel and other supplies will spike amid the island’s economic devastation. canada goose factory sale

Trump’s comments are a galling admission that he’s weighing an industry’s profits against the needs of 3.5 million Americans facing «apocalyptic» conditions in Puerto Rico. Most people there haven’t had water, power or cell service since Hurricane Maria decimated the island last week. Roads are washed away or covered in canada goose jacket outlet uk debris. Many Americans still haven’t heard from loved ones after a week, and at least 13 people have died.

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The president’s comments suggest shipping professionals are telling him they’d rather keep their financial advantage over Puerto Rico in the midst of a life threatening situation than cede money they arguably shouldn’t be getting in the first place. shipping organizations to ask if they oppose Trump waiving the Jones Act for Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts. mainland were not returned. A request for comment from North American cheap canada goose Shippers Association was also not returned. A man who answered the phone at American Import Shippers Association said their organization «is not really involved» in Jones Act matters because their members only import goods from the Far East.

canada goose clearance sale Thomas Allegretti, chairman of the American Maritime Partnership, said he is not in favor of waiving the law because he said there are too many cargo containers piling up at the port of San Juan and not enough trucks and clear roads to distribute the goods. canada goose clearance sale

«So, the problem at the port is a lack of trucks and delivery routes, not a lack of vessels,» Allegretti said in a statement.

A number of lawmakers are urging the Trump administration to waive the law and to do it canada goose outlet mall immediately. Among them is Sen. John McCain (R Ariz.), whowrote a letter Tuesday to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke demanding she take action.

«It is unacceptable to force the people of Puerto Rico to pay at least twice as canada goose outlet website legit much for food, clean drinking water, supplies and infrastructure due to Jones Act requirements as they work to recover from this disaster,» McCain wrote. The waivers for Texas and Florida were to help aid fuel shortages, she said, which fall under the category of national security.

«We don’t know of fuel shortages on the island of Puerto Rico,» Duke said. «If canada goose outlet near me there are fuel shortages, we are looking at the canada goose outlet in toronto Jones Act. Alejandro Garca Padilla, who described the scene on the island as «critical,» with «hospitals on the verge of collapse» because they have run out of gas or diesel to run their generators, and «patients dying in their homes because they cannot fill their prescriptions» or «have access to keep their insulin cool.»

«Many thousands could die,» Hassan read from the end of Garcia Padilla’s email. She asked Duke for her response.

uk canada goose outlet «The president, vice president and I talked with the [current] governor yesterday,» Duke said. «He had no unmet needs at that point.» uk canada goose outlet

canada goose coats Hassan appeared stunned. «I know others in contact with the governor of Puerto Rico. They are not hearing that all their needs have been met,» said the New Hampshire senator. «I am concerned why there were not more assets on the way to Puerto Rico as soon as the storm hit. We’re almost a week out now.» canada goose coats

Duke conceded it’s «been a challenge» responding to https://www.weezer-online.com Puerto Rico but said the agency is doing everything it can right now.

buy canada goose jacket «We will never stop,»Duke said. «We will never be satisfied.» buy canada goose jacket

Canada Goose Jackets Maria Lopez cries while walking from her house that was flooded after the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on September 22, 2017. Canada Goose Jackets

Canada Goose Outlet Puerto Rico battled dangerous floods Friday after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, as rescuers raced against time to reach residents trapped in their homes and the death toll climbed to 33. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello called Maria the most devastating storm in a century after it destroyed the US territory electricity and telecommunications infrastructure Canada Goose Outlet.

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