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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT TO PRESIDE OVER U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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Media Advisory CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT TO PRESIDE OVER U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett will preside over the U.S. House of Representatives today, January 16th. As Speaker pro tempore, Congresswoman Plaskett will manage debate on the House Floor. Congresswoman Plaskett was sworn in to her 3rd term as the U.S. Representative for the Virgin Is... Read More »

PLASKETT PLANS MAJOR PUSHBACK AGAINST DIVERSION OF EMERGENCY RECOVERY MONIES TO FUND TRUMP BORDER WALL

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 8, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT PLANS MAJOR PUSHBACK AGAINST DIVERSION OF EMERGENCY RECOVERY MONIES TO FUND TRUMP BORDER WALL; A MORE VIABLE SOLUTION TO IMMIGRATION CHALLENGES MUST BE DEVELOPED; FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN MUST END Washington, DC - As the partial federal government shutdown continues to negatively affect U.S.... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT’S STATEMENT REGARDING THE CONVENING OF THE 116TH CONGRESS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 7, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT’S STATEMENT REGARDING THE CONVENING OF THE 116TH CONGRESS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement on the Convening of the 116th Congress: “The 116th Congress has commenced and I am excited about the opportunities for the Virgin Isla... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT’S STATEMENT REGARDING THE INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN AND LT. GOVERNOR TREGENZA ROACH

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 7, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT’S STATEMENT REGARDING THE INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN AND LT. GOVERNOR TREGENZA ROACH CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the inauguration of Governor Albert Bryan and Lt. Governor Tregenza Roa... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT’S STATEMENT REGARDING THE 2018 FARM BILL

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), a member of the Committee on Agriculture, released the following statement regarding the 2018 Farm Bill: “Today the House will consider a newly unveiled Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, to continue agriculture and nutrition programs through fiscal year 2023 or the related crop year. “This final bill is certainly an impr... Read More »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett sends Letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Disagreeing with its Denial of Governor Mapp’s Request for the Extension of 100 Percent Cost Share for the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power Program

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), William B. Long: “Today I sent a letter to FEMA expressing my disappointment in their decision to deny the request from the Governor to extend ... Read More »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces $6 million Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for the Virgin Islands for Emergency and Disaster Preparations

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding a $6,838,035 grant from Health and Human Services (HHS) to go towards Public Health Emergency Response in the Virgin Islands: “Today, I am pleased to announce a $6,838,035 grant from Health and Human Services (HHS) to go ... Read More »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and Governor-elect Albert Bryan hold a Reporters Roundtable Conference Call to discuss the Congresswoman’s Introduction of the Governor-elect to Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) and Governor-elect Albert Bryan (D-VI) will hold an important Reporters Roundtable Conference Call to discuss the federal government’s ongoing role with the recovery efforts in the Virgin Islands from last year’s hurricanes, upcoming issues for the 116th Congress and the Governor-elects introduction and recent meetings held while visiting Was... Read More »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Statement on Recent Democratic Caucus Leadership Elections

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding today’s Democratic Caucus leadership elections: “I congratulate Representatives Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn for being elected by our Democratic Caucus to the respective positions of Majority Leader and Majority Whip, and ... Read More »

Congresswoman Plaskett to Host Seminars on Military Service Academies

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ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett invites the public to a Military Service Academy Seminar in each island district. St. Thomas Friday, November 9, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm UVI ACC, 1st Floor Conference Room St. Croix Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:00 - 4:00 pm UVI Great Hall Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett's Service Academy Seminars are aimed at providing information on the applicati... Read More »

Congresswoman Plaskett and NPS to Host Town Hall Meetings in STX, STJ

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ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett invites the public to two town hall meetings with the National Park Service in St. Croix and St. John. St. Croix 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 16 Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse (Old Post Office) Christiansted St. John 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 17 Cleone Creque Legislative Conference Room Cruz Bay Both town halls will focus on CUA op... Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Statement from Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month: "Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a moment to remember the millions of families who have been impacted by this awful disease, and a time to remind friends and loved ones about the importance of early screening and self-exams. “When it comes to curing cancer we have a long w... Read More »

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett Announces the 1st Annual One-Stop-Federal-Resource Community Event on St. Thomas

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding the 1st Annual One-Stop-Federal-Resource community event slated for Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 10am to 3pm at Tutu Park Mall on St. Thomas, USVI. “The One Stop Federal Resource event will highlight a single point of... Read More »

Plaskett Statement on National Farmer's Day

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ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement commemorating National Farmer's Day: "We cannot overstate the importance of our farmers and local producers to our Virgin Islands economy and the health and well being of its residents. As we continue to grow our agricultural product and establish our sustainability, let us take this National Farmer's Day to n... Read More »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Statement on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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“One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime, and, on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. The economic downturn has had a devastating effect on local programs working to serve survivors of abuse. While a bad economy does not cause domestic violence, it can make it worse. “At the same time, there... Read More »