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  • Plaskett to attend 58th Presidential Inauguration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman, today, released the following statement announcing her plans to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration: "I have decided to join President Obama, Secretary Clinton and the large majority of Democrats who will be attending the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Notwithstanding the concerns that have been raised, I believe strongly in the peaceful transition of power that makes our democracy a model for other nations around the world." "I also believe strongly in the f... Read more

  • Plaskett Addresses Voting Rights in New Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Social Justice

    Just as the newly-convened 115th Congress began this week, Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett brought the issue of unequal treatment of the territories to the forefront. Plaskett took the unprecedented and extraordinary step of interrupting the official vote for Speaker of the House to highlight the fact that the Delegates of the Territories are not allowed to cast their vote for the Speaker of the House and are not allowed a vote in Committee of the Whole. “I rise because my name or t... Read more

  • Plaskett Begins Second Term in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett officially began her second term in office after being sworn in as a member of the 115th Congress today. “Today allows us to continue our efforts on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands. It also marks a time of uncertainty, as we begin the 115th Congress amid a high level of uncertainty and hostility, nationally, as well as an incoming Trump Administration that has raised questions and concerns for many of our residents back at home. My office w... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Shooting Death of 18-Month-Old
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement regarding the shooting death of an 18-month-old child in St. Thomas Wednesday. “The shooting death of this innocent child shocks the psyche. It is both senseless and barbaric, and is, sadly, yet another example of why we have offered to work with the local officials to formulate a comprehensive territorial action plan to mitigate the scourge of gun violence in our community.” ### Read more

  • Plaskett to serve on Democratic Steering and Policy Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett will serve on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in the 115th Congress when it convenes in January 2017. “I am humbled by the honor and opportunity to represent our region on Leader Pelosi’s Steering and Policy Committee for the incoming Congress. As the minority party, the responsibility of articulating and defending key democratic policy will become more strategic to not only advancing the interests of our constituents, but also to n... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Death of Fidel Castro
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement regarding the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro: The significance of today’s news cannot be understated. Fidel Castro's death marks a time of reflection on a life and a movement. Today, we stand with the Cuban people who are hopeful for a freer society and in remembrance of those who gave everything in the fight for it. Now more than ever, we must reaffirm our commitment to comprehensive and thoughtful relations ... Read more

  • Plaskett, U.S. Army to Host Congressional Oversight Activity in Territory
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Veterans Affairs

    The Office of Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett in conjunction with the Army’s Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison will host a delegation of congressional staff in the territory for a congressional oversight activity beginning on Nov. 18. The oversight activity will provide the delegation of congressional armed services staff with vital information and familiarization of the local homeland security efforts in combating drug trafficking within the USVI and Puerto Rico and the various issues and c... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    In commemoration of Veterans Day, Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement: "Each year, we gather as a nation to honor the service of our veterans and to remember the contributions that our men and women in uniform have fought for to secure the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Virgin Island veterans carry a legacy of service to this nation that is unrivaled. That is evidenced by their history of service in protecting this nation even before ... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Liberty Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in commemoration of Liberty Day: “Today we celebrate the legacy and achievements of an extraordinary man. A son of the soil, David Hamilton Jackson’s ideas and advocacy are responsible for much of the socio-economic and political progression of the Virgin Islands through the 20th Century. He was without question one of our foremost though leaders. Whether it was through his work to improve workers’ rights in creating the first labor un... Read more

  • Plaskett hosts FCC Commissioner in the Territory
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2016 | Preview rr

    As part of her ongoing effort to highlight opportunities for economic growth, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett is hosting a high-level official from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the territory this week. Mignon Clyburn, a Commissioner with the FCC, will spend the week in the territory meeting with local stakeholders in the telecommunications sector learning of their challenges, as well as exploring existing opportunities for technological innovation and increasing access to technol... Read more

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