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PLASKETT REITERATES POSITION REGARDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GERS SOLVENCY

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 20, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE PLASKETT REITERATES POSITION REGARDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GERS SOLVENCY Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding testimony given by the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) representatives during a Virgin Islands Legislature Committee on G... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT HOSTS CHAIRMAN OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE ON ST. CROIX AND ST. THOMAS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 19, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT HOSTS CHAIRMAN OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE ON ST. CROIX AND ST. THOMAS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement after hosting Chairman Peter A. DeFazio of the U.S. House of Representatives ... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT HOSTS CHAIRMAN OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE FOR 49TH ANNUAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD FAIR

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 19, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT HOSTS CHAIRMAN OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE FOR 49TH ANNUAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD FAIR Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement after hosting Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives Agricultur... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 5756, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2020, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 13, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 5756, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2020, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILDS Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding H.R. 5756, the Resiliency Enhancement Act of 2020, legislati... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF DISASTER AID AND TAX RELIEF BILL FOR U.S. TERRITORIES

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF DISASTER AID AND TAX RELIEF BILL FOR U.S. TERRITORIES Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding H.R. 5687 - the emergency supplemental appropriations bill passed in the House by a vote of 237 – 161 which will provide support to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following a... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE ALLOCATION OF OVER $779 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN CDBG GRANT FUNDS BY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE ALLOCATION OF OVER $779 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN CDBG GRANT FUNDS BY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing the allocation of $779,217,000 of Community Development Block Grant mitigation funds for the Virgin Islands: “Today my office was noti... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT MOURNS THE LOSS OF DR. EDDIE DONAHUE

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 7, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT MOURNS THE LOSS OF DR. EDDIE DONAHUE Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement mourning the loss of Dr. Eddie Donahue: “I was saddened to hear of the loss Dr. Eddie Donahue, who was a good friend and thought leader. We will... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES BILL TO DESIGNATE ST. CROIX AS A NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 4, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES BILL TO DESIGNATE ST. CROIX AS A NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement after introducing legislation, the St. Croix National Heritage Area Act, H.R. 5747, to designate St. Croix as a National... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES A $3.5 MILLION GRANT FOR THE VI DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 4, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES A $3.5 MILLION GRANT FOR THE V.I. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES “This vital program provides many children from low income families with the educational foundation that is crucial for children ages five and under,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett Washington, DC –... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES OVER $10 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR THE V.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 4, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES OVER $10 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR THE V.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION “This new funding will allow the Department to begin the process of educating our students in facilities conducive to their educational growth,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett Washington, DC – Cong... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT TO CONVENE OPIOID ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 3, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT TO CONVENE OPIOID ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS “The opioid crisis is incredibly complex, and we must attack it from all angles and address prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett Washington, DC – Congresswoman ... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT UNVEILS HOUSE DEMOCRATS’ NEW $760 BILLION FRAMEWORK TO MAKE TRANSFORMATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS ACROSS U.S.

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 29, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT UNVEILS HOUSE DEMOCRATS’ NEW $760 BILLION FRAMEWORK TO MAKE TRANSFORMATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS ACROSS U.S. Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett unveiled House Democrats’ new framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment that would create ... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT’S STATEMENT REGARDING THE RECENT EARTHQUAKE OFF THE COAST OF JAMAICA AND CUBA

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 28, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT’S STATEMENT REGARDING THE RECENT EARTHQUAKE OFF THE COAST OF JAMAICA AND CUBA Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the recent earthquakes that have rocked the islands of the Cayman Islands, Cuba and Jamaica: “We ar... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RECOGNIZES THE APPOINTMENT OF NIGEL FIELDS AS SUPERINTENDENT OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SITES IN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 27, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RECOGNIZES THE APPOINTMENT OF NIGEL FIELDS AS SUPERINTENDENT OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SITES IN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI) released the following statement today on the announcement of Nigel A. Fields appointment as sup... Read More »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 5486 FOR SMALL PORTS ACT TO HELP SMALL PORTS ACCESS BROADBAND LOANS AND GRANTS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry December 23, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 5486 FOR SMALL PORTS ACT TO HELP SMALL PORTS ACCESS BROADBAND LOANS AND GRANTS “This Bipartisan legislation will increase internet service in rural coastal communities nationwide,” stated Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sta... Read More »