Senate Bill Introduced to Close Jones Act Offshore Loophole

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) yesterday introduced the American Offshore Worker Fairness Act. The legislation is cosponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Garret Graves (R-La.-06) and John Garamendi (D-Calif.-03).

According to Cassidy’s office, the bill provides a level playing field between U.S. flagged vessels and foreign-flagged vessels working in offshore energy activities in U.S. waters. The changes also improve the oversight of foreign-flagged vessels and the mariners who work on these vessels.

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