October 9, 2017 / 3:46 PM / 12 days ago

Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico expired Sunday, not being extended-DHS

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico expired Sunday night and will not be extended, according to a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson.

Homeland issued the waiver of the Jones Act on Sept. 28, after a request by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello and pressure from lawmakers, including Senator John McCain and U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez. (Reporting by Stephanie Kelly)

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