Trump authorizes looser shipping regulations for Puerto Rico

first_imgTrump authorizes looser shipping regulations for Puerto Rico Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Democrats unveil billboard of Trump tossing paper towels House passes disaster aid package opposed by Trump WASHINGTON (CNN) The White House has authorized a waiver to loosen shipping rules regarding Puerto Rico that island officials say would be a significant help for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria.“At @ricardorossello request, @POTUS has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico. It will go into effect immediately,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted Thursday morning. Recommended Author: CNN He joined the growing list of officials who argued that lifting the the Jones Act — a federal law designed to protect the financial interests of US shipbuilders by limiting shipping by foreign vessels — would help expedite supplies to the ravaged island. The act has had the unintended consequence of making it twice as expensive to ship things from the US mainland to Puerto Rico as it is to ship from any other foreign port in the world, according to Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain’s office.he act was quickly lifted to help Texas and Florida in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Department of Homeland Security said it was able to lift the restrictions quickly because the Department of Defense requested a waiver for those states and the department hadn’t yet done so for Puerto Rico.Trump told reporters on Wednesday that “we’re thinking” about lifting the law, but added that a “lot of shippers” didn’t want it lifted.In the wake of the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz — along with other US politicians, including McCain and Marco Rubio, R-Florida — had urged the suspension of the Jones Act in order to speed up supply deliveries. Her tweet comes after Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said he asked the White House to loosen the regulations Wednesday night. SHARE Published: September 28, 2017 8:50 AM EDT Updated: September 28, 2017 9:03 AM EDT last_img read more

NEOSI Indians Spring Training Roundup – Saturday February 17th 2018

first_img Payton Vince Related Topics2018 Cleveland Indians2018 Spring TrainingIndiansRajai Davis The Indians continue on with their early workouts for Spring Training. The biggest news coming from Goodyear today is the Indians signing Rajai Davis.Here’s some news and links to Indians related stories from today around the web and in Goodyear to keep you up to date on the latest with the team.Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com wrote about Indians ace Corey Kluber being revived and the good fortune of Indians pitching coach Carl Willis.Danny Salazar‘s shoulder issue could have a bigger effect on the Indians than expected as written by David Gasper of Believelandball.com .Will the Indians have some difficulty when it comes to picking a 25-man roster for the upcoming 2018 season?Were you wondering how your favorite Tribe players were spending their offseason? Now your curiosity can come to an end and you can find out.Remember this?He’s baaaaaaaaaack.We’ve signed Raj to a minor league deal with a non-roster invite to spring training. pic.twitter.com/bX0h3UinsA— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) February 17, 20182016 Indians World Series hero is back once again for the first time in about two years. Rajai Davis and the Indians agreed to a minor league deal with a non-roster invite to spring training as Davis tries to make the squad once again.Jordan Bastian of MLB.com wrote about Davis rejoining the Indians and Davis saying that “it just feels right” and that it “just feels like home”.center_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.last_img read more