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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION AIMED AT IMPROVING ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN THE TERRITORY

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 26, 2021 202-215-8524 CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION AIMED AT IMPROVING ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN THE TERRITORY Washington, DC - This week, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced several pieces of legislation aimed at improving the economy in the U.S. Virgin Isla...

PLASKETT AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO DELIVER BOLD RELIEF FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - INCLUDING $584 MILLION TO VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 26, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO DELIVER BOLD RELIEF FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - INCLUDING $584 MILLION TO VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNMENT Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R.1319): “The coronaviru...

CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT APPLAUDS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S PROGRESS IN CANEEL BAY ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 16, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT APPLAUDS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S PROGRESS IN CANEEL BAY ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the next phase of environmental assessments at Caneel Bay being conducted by the National Park Service...

Plaskett Op-Ed: Disenfranchisement on Display

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This past week, we have inaugurated the 46th President and the 49th Vice President of the United States—Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris. Over the past few years, our beloved democracy has been beleaguered and challenged, and in the last few days the ideals and structure of our democracy have been physically attacked - incited by the outgoing President. It seems that not since the American Revolutio...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING RECENT MEETINGS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ON ST. JOHN

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry November 10, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING RECENT MEETINGS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ON ST. JOHN St. John, USVI-- Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding her meetings with the Department of Interior and National Pa...

Op-ed: The Left and Right's Blind Spot in Systemic Racism: The U.S. Colonies

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The present moment is a defining one in this nation’s long arc toward justice. From that small patch of Minnesota pavement, George Floyd’s dying breath has become a wind of change, pushing so many Americans to bend the establishment and the public’s imagination toward true equality for all Americans. We are not only asking what needs to be done to create true justice, but also how equality and jus...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES HR 6648 - THE TERRITORIAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry May 4, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES HR 6648 - THE TERRITORIAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement after introducing HR 6648, the Territorial Economic Recovery Act: “To compensate for historical disadvantages, and to create jobs ...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT AND 143 OF HER COLLEAGUES URGE FCC TO COORDINATE WITH OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES TO INFORM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES THEY CAN RECEIVE BROADBAND SERVICES

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry April 28, 2020 202-215-8524 Press Statement CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT AND 143 OF HER COLLEAGUES URGE FCC TO COORDINATE WITH OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES TO INFORM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES THEY CAN RECEIVE BROADBAND SERVICES Washington DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Hor...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF HISTORIC FAMILIES & WORKERS-FIRST CORONAVIRUS LEGISLATION AND EMERGENCY RELIEF IT PROVIDES TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 27, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF HISTORIC FAMILIES & WORKERS-FIRST CORONAVIRUS LEGISLATION AND EMERGENCY RELIEF IT PROVIDES TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett applauded the passage of historic Families and Workers-First legislation, which will...

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...