Economic Development

T & I COMMITTEE PASSES CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETTS’ LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE DISASTER RECOVERY

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T & I COMMITTEE PASSES CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETTS’ LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE DISASTER RECOVERY Washington, D.C. - The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced a bipartisan disaster relief bill authored by Reps. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) and Garret Graves (LA-6). The legislation, H.R. 1311 is designed to help communities recover from disasters and increase disaster program transparenc... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR $2.5 MILLION FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR $2.5 MILLION FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a grant totaling $2.5 million to go towards repairs to the Lagoon Street Force Main Break as a result of Hurricane Maria: “Today, I am pleased to announce an important grant from the U... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT WORTH OVER $59 MILLION FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS HOUSING AUTHORITY

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 5, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT WORTH OVER $59 MILLION FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS HOUSING AUTHORITY Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), a Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement regarding a $59 million grant fr... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION GRANTS FOR HENRY E. ROHLSEN AIRPORT AND CYRIL E. KING AIRPORT

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION GRANTS FOR HENRY E. ROHLSEN AIRPORT AND CYRIL E. KING AIRPORT “These grants are significant to the residents of the of St. Thomas and St. Croix and the U.S. Virgin Islands because they will allow the USVI Port Authority to continue promoting the wise use of these facilities for the betterment of the U.S. Virgin Is... Read more »

Plaskett Statement on National Farmer's Day

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ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement commemorating National Farmer's Day: "We cannot overstate the importance of our farmers and local producers to our Virgin Islands economy and the health and well being of its residents. As we continue to grow our agricultural product and establish our sustainability, let us take this National Farmer's Day to n... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Two Important Transportation Grants for Henry E. Rohlsen Airport and Cyril E. King Airport

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Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement announcing two important grants for Henry E. Rohlsen and Cyril E. King Airports in the Virgin Islands: “I am proud to announce that the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix and the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas will receive important grants from... 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 »

Plaskett’s Caneel Bay Resort Bill Sparks Community Questions

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This article was published in the St. Croix Source on April 3, 2018 The fate of St. John’s oldest and arguably most iconic tourism property, Caneel Bay Resort, is uncertain, and a bill that Delegate Stacey Plaskett says will speed up its reopening is raising some eyebrows. The bill, which was introduced in December without a public meeting on St. John, would extend, by congressional action, a soon... 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 »

Pelosi Announces Appointment of Congresswoman Plaskett to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee has recommended to the Democratic Caucus that Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands be appointed to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “Congresswoman Plaskett is a tireless champion for the Virgin Islands and for all Americans,” said Demo... Read more »