Eradicating Poverty

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THAT THE USDA HAS APPROVED A PROGRAM TO FEED KIDS IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry June 11, 2020 202-215-8524 Press Statement CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THAT THE USDA HAS APPROVED A PROGRAM TO FEED KIDS IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS Pandemic EBT to Feed Children during COVID-19 National Emergency Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, today released the following st... Read more »

CONGRESS PASSES FOURTH BIPARTISAN CORONAVIRUS PACKAGE TO BOLSTER SMALL BUSINESSES, FARMERS AND HEALTH CARE NEED

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry April 23, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESS PASSES FOURTH BIPARTISAN CORONAVIRUS PACKAGE TO BOLSTER SMALL BUSINESSES, FARMERS AND HEALTH CARE NEEDS “This Legislation Provides Small Business Funding, Supports Hospitals and Farmers, and Invests in Nationwide Testing,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. P... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT ON THE VIRGIN ISLANDS RECEIVING A WAIVER TO PROVIDE SNAP BENEFITS THROUGH MAY 31, 2020

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 24, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT ON THE VIRGIN ISLANDS RECEIVING A WAIVER TO PROVIDE SNAP BENEFITS THROUGH MAY 31, 2020 Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released this statement in regards to the Virgin Islands receiving a waiver to provide SNAP benefits through May 31, 20202: “... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES A $3.5 MILLION GRANT FOR THE VI DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 4, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES A $3.5 MILLION GRANT FOR THE V.I. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES “This vital program provides many children from low income families with the educational foundation that is crucial for children ages five and under,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett Washington, DC –... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES OVER $10 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR THE V.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 4, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES OVER $10 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR THE V.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION “This new funding will allow the Department to begin the process of educating our students in facilities conducive to their educational growth,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett Washington, DC – Cong... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GROUP FOR THE MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING GRANT PROGRAM

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GROUP FOR THE MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING GRANT PROGRAM Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Virgin Islands Depar... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Named as a Conferee to the Conference Committee on the Farm Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), a member of the House Agriculture Committee released the following statement after being named one of the House Democratic Members to serve on a conference committee on the Farm Bill: “I am thankful to the Democratic House Leadership for appointing me as a conferee to the conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill. The conference committ... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces $9 Million HUD Grant to Help the U.S. Virgin Islands Rebuild from 2017 Hurricanes

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement announcing a $9 million HUD grant for the Virgin Islands Housing Authority in the U.S. Virgin Islands: “Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $9 million to help the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This grant awarded today is provided through the Public Ho... Read more »