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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $850,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $850,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $850,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Virgin Islands Department of Health: “Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services a... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $300,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $300,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Virgin Islands Department of Health: “Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services granted t... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces $550,000 Federal Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for Virgin Islands Project Launch Program

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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 a $550,000 grant for the Virgin Islands Department of Health: “Today the Center for Mental Health Services announced a $550,000 grant to kick off Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) in th... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett announces Senate agreement on a two-year $400 billion budget deal

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement regarding the announcement of a new budget agreement that will provide much needed funding for infrastructure rebuilding, support for resilience in our electrical grid as well as housing among other things: “After substantial negotiations between Democrats and Republicans, the Senate has agreed to a two year b... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Important Health Grant for the Virgin Islands

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WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a Member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement announcing two important Grants for the Virgin Islands: “I am proud to announce that the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive the Virgin Islands Central Cancer Registry Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and ... Read more »

Plaskett Introduces Legislation to Improve Medicaid and Medicare in U.S. Territories

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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 ... Read more »

Plaskett Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill

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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... Read more »

Congress approves $1.1 Billion in Zika funding

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Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett announced today that legislation passed by Congress to fund the federal government until December, includes more than $1 billion to fight the spread of the Zika virus. “I am pleased to see Congress finally take this issue seriously and approve funding to assist in the fight against Zika. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been on the front lines o... Read more »

Plaskett Statement on Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

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Following today’s announcement of the United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the provision allowing the federal government, through the Affordable Care Act, to subsidize health insurance costs for low-income and middle class individuals, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement: “Today, in a 6-3 split, the U.S. Supreme Court has once again upheld the validity of the... Read more »

Plaskett applauds VA’s decision to expand Choice Program eligibility for veterans

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, today, applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to expand eligibility to a program that will make access to care easier for Veterans living more than 40 miles away from a VA medical facility. The Veteran Choice Program, which currently allows veterans who live more than 40 miles in a straight line from a VA facility or who face significant delays in sch... Read more »