Eradicating Poverty

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO GRANTS FOR THE V.I. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR HEADSTART DISASTER ASSISTANCE

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry June 8, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO GRANTS FOR THE V.I. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR HEADSTART DISASTER ASSISTANCE Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement announcing two grants from the U.S. Departme...

PLASKETT INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE MEDICAID AND MEDICARE IN U.S. TERRITORIES

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry May 21, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE MEDICAID AND MEDICARE IN U.S. TERRITORIES WASHINGTON, DC —Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, yesterday introduced legislation aimed at providing equitable treatment for U.S. territories in federal health care programs li...

PLASKETT AND GONZÁLEZ-COLÓN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION FOR THE PERMANENCE OF THE FEDERAL REBATE PROGRAM ON RUM TAX

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 8, 2021 202-215-8524 PLASKETT AND GONZÁLEZ-COLÓN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION FOR THE PERMANENCE OF THE FEDERAL REBATE PROGRAM ON RUM TAX Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón introduced legislation on the federal rum tax refund program t...

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 STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 3, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s plan to renew funding...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT LEADS LEGISLATION TO INCLUDE THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE SSI PROGRAM

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 2, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT LEADS LEGISLATION TO INCLUDE THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE SSI PROGRAM Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI), Congresswoman Jenniffer González Colón (R-PR), Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and others filed HR 537, the Supplemental Security Income Equali...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT ON SECOND ROUND OF ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS TO VIRGIN ISLANDERS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 24, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT ON SECOND ROUND OF ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS TO VIRGIN ISLANDERS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement on the second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to Virgin Islanders: “I was pleased to have been...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT CELEBRATING THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 20, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT CELEBRATING THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement in honor of newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harr...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES A $294,549 GRANT AWARDED TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry October 30, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES A $294,549 GRANT AWARDED TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Virgin Islands Department...