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  • Plaskett Requests Appointment of Special Prosecutor to Investigate Possible Collusion between Trump Campaign and Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Accountability

    WASHINGTON, DC -Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, along with Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) has sent a letter to acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente requesting the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate any Trump campaign collusion with Russia. The recent disclosure that President Trump’s first National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, has asked for immunity is just the latest reason why a Special Prosecutor is needed to investigate potential collus... Read more

  • College Board Reverses Decision to Cancel June SAT Testing in the Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Students in the U.S. Virgin Islands may now take the SAT in June, following Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s outreach to the College Board regarding a prior decision to cancel the examination in the territory. Read more

  • Plaskett Fights Republican Effort to Undermine Federal Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett is rallying against the use of taxpayer funding to establish a partisan, unelected commission with subpoena powers to usurp the authority of Congress and jeopardize public health. H.R. 998, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2017, proposes to use $30 million in taxpayer funding to establish a commission with unlimited subpoena authority to review federal agency rules and make recommendations to C... Read more

  • Plaskett to Host Series of Town Halls
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett is inviting the Virgin Islands Public to a series of town hall meetings on all three Islands scheduled for February 21-23. “These town halls are really an opportunity to have a more intimate discussion with the people of the Virgin Islands and hear the issues they want me to focus on in Washington. I anticipate the debt situation will be a topic of interest, but I also would like to discuss other federal issues impacting our community, like public lan... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement on the 2017 celebration of Black History Month: “This year, as we celebrate the life, legacy and achievement of African descendants, it is important to remember the journey told and employ the same resilient spirit in our continued push for fair and equal access to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The American dream was in fact made possible by the plight of African descendants, and we must remain vigilant and... Read more

  • Plaskett Identifies Up to $100 Million Potentially Owed to the U.S. Virgin Islands Through Rum Cover Over Program
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas

    During meetings with federal officials last week to discuss issues related to the Virgin Islands, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett raised the question of identified miscalculations of the rum-cover revenue allocation, which may have shortchanged the Virgin Islands General Fund by as much as $100 Million. Plaskett, who met with House Speaker Paul Ryan Tuesday to discuss the Virgin Islands financial condition, met later in the week with Department of Interior and Treasury Department officials to disc... Read more

  • Plaskett Meets with Congressional Leadership, Administration Officials to discuss Virgin Islands Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Economic Development

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett met with Congressional Leadership and White House Administration Officials this week to discuss a number of issues related to the Virgin Islands. Plaskett, who met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Tuesday, also took the time to discuss the Virgin Islands’ current fiscal issues and legislation she and other Territorial Delegates have introduced in the current Congress that will help correct some of those issues. “My meeting on Tuesday with Speaker Ryan wa... Read more

  • Plaskett meets with Speaker of the House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Tuesday to discuss issues important to the territory. “I was grateful for the opportunity to meet with Speaker Ryan Tuesday afternoon. We discussed important matters relative to the territory and legislation that I have introduced regarding some of those issues. I think it was a productive meeting and I look forward to working with Congressional leadership moving forward,” Plaskett said. Read more

  • Plaskett to Remain in Washington During State of the Territory Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett will be in Washington Monday evening during Governor Kenneth Mapp’s State of the Territory Address to continue working on critical issues confronting the people of the territory. “While I had planned to attend the originally scheduled Governor’s State of the Territory speech on January 23rd last week, I will be in Washington for the rescheduled January 30th event. Congress is in session and I have a commitment as the House floor manager during that ti... Read more

  • Plaskett named Ranking Member to Oversight Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Economic Development, Energy and Environment

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett has been named Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment in the 115th Congress. “I am grateful to be given the responsibility as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment for the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As Ranking Member, it is my plan to bring much needed attention, through hearings, field work and investigations, into ... Read more

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