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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO TAKE MONEY FROM IMPORTANT PROJECTS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TO PAY FOR HIS INEFFECTIVE BORDER WALL

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 4, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO TAKE MONEY FROM IMPORTANT PROJECTS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TO PAY FOR HIS INEFFECTIVE BORDER WALL Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement af... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE ALLOCATION OF OVER $744 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN CDBG GRANT FUNDS BY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 4, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE ALLOCATION OF OVER $744 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 $744,188,000 of Community Developm... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO DIVERT FUNDING FROM FEMA TO PAY FOR ICE INDEFINITE DETENTION OF FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO DIVERT FUNDING FROM FEMA TO PAY FOR ICE INDEFINITE DETENTION OF FAMILIES AND CHILDREN Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement on news that the President is diverting $271 million from FEMA to pay for a massive increase in ICE detention beds: "News th... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GROUP FOR THE MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING GRANT PROGRAM

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GROUP FOR THE MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING GRANT PROGRAM Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Virgin Islands Depar... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 GRANT FOR THE NATIONAL COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO THE TERRITORY OF THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 GRANT FOR THE NATIONAL COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO THE TERRITORY OF THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $1,000.000 grant awarded through the National Coastal Zone Management Program to the Territory of the US Virgin Islands: “Today the... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT AND CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS URGE HUD TO RECONSIDER EXCLUSION OF VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM DISASTER RELIEF FUND

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT AND CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS URGE HUD TO RECONSIDER EXCLUSION OF VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI) released the following statement regarding a letter sent from Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, herself and several ... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT SENDS LETTER TO FEMA EXPRESSING HER OPPOSITION TO THE RECENT CHANGE TO THE REPORTING STRUCTURE FOR THE JOINT RECOVERY OFFICE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS (JRO-USVI)

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT SENDS LETTER TO FEMA EXPRESSING HER OPPOSITION TO THE RECENT CHANGE TO THE REPORTING STRUCTURE FOR THE JOINT RECOVERY OFFICE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS (JRO-USVI) Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a letter she sent to FEMA Administrator Gaynor expressing her opposition to the recent change... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING CANCELLATION OF MIDDLE EAST FACT FINDING TRIP

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING CANCELLATION OF MIDDLE EAST FACT FINDING TRIP Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding the recent cancellation of Middle East fact finding trip: “I was invited by the Humpty Dumpty Institute, a longstanding international NGO focused on development work which has a Cong... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT CONCERNING REPORTED DENIAL OF VISA EXTENSION FOR SEVERAL FOREIGN NATIONAL TEACHERS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry August 8, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT CONCERNING REPORTED DENIAL OF VISA EXTENSION FOR SEVERAL FOREIGN NATIONAL TEACHERS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, DC — Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding potential denial of visa extension for several foreign te... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RESPONDS TO RECENT HUD ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING HURRICANE RECOVERY FUNDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry August 5, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RESPONDS TO RECENT HUD ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING HURRICANE RECOVERY FUNDS Washington, DC — Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement on the announcement by HUD to segregate the territories from the states in the manner that mitigation funds will be di... Read more »