The words that I'm thinking aren't suitable for posting.
I'm not a lawyer, but in looking though the text of the proposal (see link below), I wonder how it will apply to other itineraries that make one stop outside the U.S. For example, the Chamber of Commerce of Catalina has already expressed its concern as itineraries that stop there also stop in Ensenada as the only non-U.S. port. What will this mean for Alaska cruises? Or, the 4-nighters from NY to Nova Scotia and back?
I do not believe for a second that the reason cited for the proposal is true - an increase in competition in Hawai'i cruises from the west coast. They are entirely different types of cruises. I'm certain a lot of jobs are generated by those cruises, too.
The full text of the proposal may be found here