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PLASKETT STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF HER AMENDMENT APPROVING NON-IMMIGRANT VISITOR VISA WAIVERS FOR ENTRY INTO THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR UP TO 45 DAYS

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Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 22, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF HER AMENDMENT APPROVING NON-IMMIGRANT VISITOR VISA WAIVERS FOR ENTRY INTO THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR UP TO 45 DAYS WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after her amendment to H.R....

PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON HOUSE LEGISLATION TO KEEP GOVERNMENT RUNNING & AVOID DEFAULT

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 21, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON HOUSE LEGISLATION TO KEEP GOVERNMENT RUNNING & AVOID DEFAULT “This bill includes a provision to cancel the outstanding balances of Community Disaster Loans (CDLs) issued by FEMA to the Virgin Islands. This will save the Virgin Islands more than $300 million in much needed...

CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $8 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING FOR LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 14, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $8 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING FOR LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, DC - Congresswoman Plaskett released the following statement regarding an $8 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for Lutheran Social ...

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...