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  • Plaskett Introduces Legislation to Improve Medicaid and Medicare in U.S. Territories
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Access to Affordable Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett recently introduced legislation aimed at providing parity for U.S. territories in federal health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare. The Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Programs Act of 2017 (H.R.2404) would eliminate existing inequalities the territories face under Medicaid and Medicare. It will also provide them with their fair share of funding for these programs beyond the 2019 “fiscal cliff”... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Access to Affordable Healthcare, Government Accountability

    WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in response to the release of an Omnibus Spending Bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year: "This spending agreement avoids another disruptive government shutdown and illustrate Democrats’ continued commitment to hardworking American families. The bill continues funding for critical health research, for programs that ensure women's’ right to reproductive health and to restoring year-roun... Read more

  • Opening Statement Ranking Member Stacey Plaskett Subcommittee on the Interior entitled Improving the Visitor Experience at National Parks
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Energy and Environment

    Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this important hearing. I appreciate the role the National Park Service plays in protecting and caring for our nation’s cherished natural and cultural resources and for the important educational and recreational opportunities they provide for all Americans. Vendors play a key role in providing visitor services. They offer a wide range of recreational and retail services while helping to generate more than $1.2 billion annually in revenue for the federal govern... Read more

  • Congresswoman Plaskett's Transfer Day Centennial Ceremony Remarks
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas

    Congresswoman Stacey E Plaskett’s remarks as prepared for Transfer Day Centennial Ceremony: Today marks 100 years that the Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John have been a part of the United States. Acquired in the costliest per-acre sale in U.S. land purchase, the islands became the most easterly point of the United States and served to protect the Caribbean Basin and the Panama Canal. The Islands were to act as a naval base in possible submarine warfare against Germany during W... Read more

  • Plaskett: Federal Intervention Not Certain if Financial Crisis Worsens
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas

    St. Croix Source Plaskett: Federal Intervention Not Certain if Financial Crisis Worsens February 23, 2017 by David Knight Jr. Any assumptions that the Virgin Islands will follow Puerto Rico into federal oversight if the territory’s financial situation worsens may be mistaken, Delegate Stacey Plaskett told residents at a town hall meeting on St. John on Wednesday evening. Plaskett said she believes the current U.S. Congress may not have the desire to intervene should the V.I. government fail to t... Read more

  • Plaskett Identifies Up to $100 Million Potentially Owed to the U.S. Virgin Islands Through Rum Cover Over Program
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas

    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. Plaskett, who met with House Speaker Paul Ryan Tuesday to discuss the Virgin Islands financial condition, met later in the week with Department of Interior and Treasury Department officials to disc... Read more

  • Plaskett Meets with Congressional Leadership, Administration Officials to discuss Virgin Islands Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Economic Development

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett met with Congressional Leadership and White House Administration Officials this week to discuss a number of issues related to the Virgin Islands. Plaskett, who met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Tuesday, also took the time to discuss the Virgin Islands’ current fiscal issues and legislation she and other Territorial Delegates have introduced in the current Congress that will help correct some of those issues. “My meeting on Tuesday with Speaker Ryan wa... Read more

  • Plaskett named Ranking Member to Oversight Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Economic Development, Energy and Environment

    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. “I am grateful to be given the responsibility as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment for the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As Ranking Member, it is my plan to bring much needed attention, through hearings, field work and investigations, into ... Read more

  • Plaskett Addresses Voting Rights in New Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Social Justice

    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. “I rise because my name or t... Read more

  • Plaskett, U.S. Army to Host Congressional Oversight Activity in Territory
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Veterans Affairs

    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 c... Read more

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