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Puerto Rico Governor Breaks With Trump Over Jones Act Waiver

The administration let the waiver expire Sunday night.

The Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico expired Sunday night, meaning foreign ships can no longer bring aid to the island––which was battered by Hurricane Maria––from U.S. ports. The Trump administration has no plans to extend it. The administration agreed to temporarily lift the shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico on September 28.

"We believe that extending the waiver is unnecessary to support the humanitarian relief efforts on the island," Homeland Security (DHS) Press Secretary David Lapan wrote to CBS in a statement. "There is an ample supply of Jones Act-qualified vessels to ensure that cargo is able to reach Puerto Rico."

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