Economic Development

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $273,160 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES GRANT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry May 21, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $273,160 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES GRANT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement announcing a $273,160 grant for the...

PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON EPA DECISION TO PAUSE LIMETREE BAY REFINERY OPERATIONS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry May 14, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON EPA DECISION TO PAUSE LIMETREE BAY REFINERY OPERATIONS St. Croix, USVI – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the EPA’s recent decision to pause operations at the Limetree Bay Refinery on St. Croix: “My office has been in discussions with ...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $5 MILLION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $5 MILLION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Biden-Harris Administration releases American Rescue Plan funding for local institutions; At least half of the funding will be distributed to students as emergency financial aid WASHINGTON. DC – Today, Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the followin...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION GRANT FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (VIEDA)

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry April 19, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION GRANT FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (VIEDA) Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding a grant totaling $7,358,173....

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $3,000,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND MARINE FISHERY PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY COVID–19

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 29, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $3,000,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND MARINE FISHERY PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY COVID–19 Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 2053, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILD

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 2053, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILD Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding H.R. 2053, the Resiliency Enhancement Act of 2021, legislation recently introduced in the House of Representatives to allow the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico t...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING THE RETURN OF ROYAL CARIBBEAN SAILING IN NORTH AMERICA

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 19, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING THE RETURN OF ROYAL CARIBBEAN SAILING IN NORTH AMERICA St. Croix, USVI – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after hearing that Royal Caribbean will continue North America s...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT, CONGRESSWOMAN ALMA ADAMS AND CONGRESSMAN JEFF FORTENBERRY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND THE FARM TO SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 11, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT, CONGRESSWOMAN ALMA ADAMS AND CONGRESSMAN JEFF FORTENBERRY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND THE FARM TO SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Reps. Stacey E. Plaskett, Alma Adams and Jeff Fortenberry introduced the H.R. 1768 - the Farm to School Act of 2021. The bil...

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...

HOUSE PASSES PLASKETT BILL TO DESIGNATE ST. CROIX AS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 26, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT HOUSE PASSES PLASKETT BILL TO DESIGNATE ST. CROIX AS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the passage of her legislation, the St. Croix National Heritage Area Act, included in H.R. 803, the Protecting America’s Wilderness a...