U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today issued the following statement on a revocation notice by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) that will benefit Louisiana companies and Louisiana workers in the offshore oil and gas industry.
"This decision will get Louisiana mariners back to work by restoring the proper treatment of U.S.-built vessels crewed by U.S. citizens in the Gulf of Mexico," said Sen. Kennedy. "The offshore industry is a lifeblood to Louisiana. We need to close loopholes that benefit foreign workers at the detriment of Louisiana mariners. I look forward to working with President Trump on this issue, and I applaud the CBP for taking a positive step that will benefit the lives of many Louisiana families."