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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INITIATED INTO DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INITIATED INTO DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, who represents the U.S. Virgin Islands in Congress where she sits on the powerful Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and is a very vocal voice on the Oversight and Reform Committee is pleased to announce that she has been initiated into Delta Sigma Th... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett announced the University of the Virgin Islands has been awarded a $33,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The Congresswoman made the following remarks: “Coral reef ecosystems of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1.6 MILLION GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1.6 MILLION GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded over $1.6 million for Head Start Programs to Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands. The Congresswoman made the following remarks: “Studies have shown t... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT WORTH OVER $5 MILLION FROM FEMA FOR THE CHARLES A. “TAPPY” SEALES (GROVE PLACE) FIRE STATION RETROFIT PROJECT

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT WORTH OVER $5 MILLION FROM FEMA FOR THE CHARLES A. “TAPPY” SEALES (GROVE PLACE) FIRE STATION RETROFIT PROJECT Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), a Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement regarding a $5 million grant from FEMA to go towards Charles A. “Tappy” Se... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT WORTH OVER $29 MILLION FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WATER AND POWER AUTHORITY/ST. THOMAS FOR EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT WORTH OVER $29 MILLION FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WATER AND POWER AUTHORITY/ST. THOMAS FOR EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), a Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement regarding a $29 million grant from FEMA to go to Virgin I... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT WORTH OVER $56 MILLION FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS HOUSING AUTHORITY

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT WORTH OVER $56 MILLION FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS HOUSING AUTHORITY Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), a Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement regarding a $56 million grant from FEMA to go towards Emergency Protective Measures for the Virgin Islands: “Today, I am pleas... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR FOR FY 2019 FOR ISLAND AREA STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CLOSE UP PROGRAM

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR FOR FY 2019 FOR ISLAND AREA STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CLOSE UP PROGRAM Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett today announced the payment of $1,000,000 to fund the FY 2019 Close Up Insular Areas Program. The Congresswoman released the following statement: “Since 1971, Close Up has provided c... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT’S AMENDMENT IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT PASSES

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT’S AMENDMENT IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT PASSES Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. H.R. 1585 is a bipartisan, robust, long-term reauthorization. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett had an amendment accepted to H.R. 1585 (see video). The Congresswoman released the following statem... Read more »

T & I COMMITTEE PASSES CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETTS’ LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE DISASTER RECOVERY

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T & I COMMITTEE PASSES CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETTS’ LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE DISASTER RECOVERY Washington, D.C. - The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced a bipartisan disaster relief bill authored by Reps. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) and Garret Graves (LA-6). The legislation, H.R. 1311 is designed to help communities recover from disasters and increase disaster program transparenc... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT SENDS LETTER TO THE VI LEGISLATURE URGING A DISCUSSION ON THE VIRGIN ISLANDS POLITICAL STATUS WITH THE UNITED STATES

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT SENDS LETTER TO THE VI LEGISLATURE URGING A DISCUSSION ON THE VIRGIN ISLANDS POLITICAL STATUS WITH THE UNITED STATES Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding her letter to Senate President Kenneth L. Gittens regarding starting a dialogue with the people of the Virgin Islands in regards to the political stat... Read more »