H.r. 5503 passed house!

Dear All-

You will be pleased to know that HR 5503 passed the U.S. House floor today.

This bill would bring fairness to the families of seamen killed while on the job under DOHSA and the Jones Act and would also do away with an antiquated 1851 law that is constantly used to defeat the award of damages to seamen. It will now turn on the Senate and the Bills of Senators Schumer, Leahy & Whitehouse to see what the Senate does. We will be putting up on our site an Action Alert that will allow you to send a pre-made letter to the correct Senators. But, for now, this is a large step forward for the rights of seamen and their families.