Insular Areas

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’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 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 »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Four Grants Worth Over $50 Million from FEMA for Hurricane Recovery Efforts in the Virgin Islands

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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 four grants totaling over $50 million to go towards the rebuilding of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricanes Maria and Irma: “Today, I am pleased to announce four important grants from the U.S. Department of H... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and Congressional Democrats Host Forum on State of Public Education and Recovery Efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and Congressional Democrats Host Forum on State of Public Education and Recovery Efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) and other congressional Democrats will host a Press Conference to discuss a Forum she will be hosting to examine whether recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands are meeting the needs of local students... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Two Grants from the Department of Interior

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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 two grants from the Department of Interior that will streamline the coordination of recovery on St. Croix and to expand water storage capacity and upgrade irrigation systems in support of farmers on St. Thomas. “Today I a... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Says the Federal Government Must Not Forget What Happened in the Virgin Islands

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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 to discuss the need for renewed action and accountability for the federal hurricane recovery response in the U.S. Virgin Islands: “Our hearts are with the families along the Carolina coast and in the affected inland areas as they b... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Two Important Transportation Grants for Henry E. Rohlsen Airport and Cyril E. King Airport

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Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement announcing two important grants for Henry E. Rohlsen and Cyril E. King Airports in the Virgin Islands: “I am proud to announce that the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix and the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas will receive important grants from... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Statement on the House passage of the FY19 Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill

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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 after the House approved the FY2019 Interior-Environment appropriations bill, which included her important amendment to raise funding for the Office of Insular Affairs: “This week the House passed the Interior Appropriations bill, ... Read more »