More on Local Issues
WASHINGTON, DC - 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.
WASHINGTON, DC– 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.
WASHINGTON, DC -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.
WASHINGTON DC– 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.
WASHINGTON DC– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett officially began her second term in office after being sworn in as a member of the 115th Congress today.
WASHINGTON, DC– 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.”
ST. CROIX– 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 challenges impacting those efforts.
ST.CROIX– 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.
ST.CROIX– 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 technology for Virgin Islanders.