The Jones Act
The Jones Act maintains a critical shipyard industrial base in the United States and ensures strong national security.
Federal budget uncertainty under sequestration creates business uncertainty for the nation’s shipyard industrial base.
The ability of the United States to maintain the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry is an issue of national security. U.S. shipyards have a long and proud tradition of building the military vessels that are the foundation of our maritime presence in the world.
The private U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry supports the employment of more than 400,000 highly skilled men and women building the largest and most sophisticated fleets in the world.