Tomorrow, April 8, at 2:40 p.m. EDT, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will host a press conference to announce a recent study that highlights the importance of the Jones Act to Louisiana’s economy.
Sen. Landrieu has long been a strong supporter of the Jones Act. In 2011, she wrote a letter to the president criticizing the Administration’s use of foreign vessels to transport crude oil within the United States during the ongoing Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) drawdown. The letter urged the use of domestic vessels and seafarers – as required in the Jones Act – in order to create jobs and improve the economy here at home.
Sen. Landrieu will be joined at the press conference by U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Chair of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) Robert Clemons.