Economic Development

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Leads Letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Press the Need for More Resilient Energy Infrastructure in the Virgin Islands

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), William B. Long: “I would like to thank the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for their efforts to support communities in the United S... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett applauds Senator Bernie Sanders for Introducing the Just Rebuild for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act of 2017

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WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding the introduction of ‘The Just Rebuild for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act of 2017’ by Senator Bernie Sanders: “On September 6th, Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms of the century, destroyed th... Read more »

Congresswoman Plaskett Announces Transportation and Infrastructure Grant for the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

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WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett announced an important Transportation and Infrastructure Grant for improvements to the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. “I am proud to announce that the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix will receive an important Rehabilitate Apron Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Department announced that the Virgin Islands Port Author... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Says Including Rural Broadband in His Infrastructure Proposal is a Step in The Right Direction for President Trump and His Administration

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WASHINGTON, DC– Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a Member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after the announcement by President Trump regarding rural broadband being included in his infrastructure proposal: “Broadband is not a luxury it is a necessity. Affordable broadband is a building block for healthy c... Read more »

Plaskett Meets with Congressional Leadership, Administration Officials to discuss Virgin Islands Issues

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Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett met with Congressional Leadership and White House Administration Officials this week to discuss a number of issues related to the Virgin Islands. Plaskett, who met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Tuesday, also took the time to discuss the Virgin Islands’ current fiscal issues and legislation she and other Territorial Delegates have introduced in the curre... Read more »

Plaskett named Ranking Member to Oversight Subcommittee

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Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett has been named Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment in the 115th Congress. “I am grateful to be given the responsibility as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment for the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As Ranking Member, ... Read more »

Plaskett applauds WAPA receiving Army Corps permit for propane project

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The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority moved one step closer to completing its propane conversion project thanks to the approval of the long awaited permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). The approval of the ACOE Permit will allow WAPA to improve, enhance, and convert the existing fuel pier at the Harley plant and offshore vessel mooring, to use liquid propane gas (LPG) as the ... Read more »

NOAA issues opinion on environmental impact of Amalago Bay development in St. Croix

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After working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to streamline the permitting process for public and private development projects in the Virgin Islands earlier this year, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett has learned the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has released a biological opinion (BiOp) on the environmental impact of one of those projects. The BiOp, issued to USACE... Read more »

Plaskett participates in White House Renewable Energy roundtable

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett attended a small roundtable discussion at the White House with select Members of Congress, Administration officials and private sector companies to discuss renewable energy initiatives in low-income communities on June 17. Plaskett said the discussion was an opportunity for the stakeholders to discuss the President’s upcoming initiatives to “super charge” activity in ... Read more »

Plaskett announces additional funding to Virgin Islands Port Authority

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Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett announced today that the Virgin Islands Port Authority is set to receive additional funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct a $10,000 square foot Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) building at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix. Plaskett said VIPA would receive an additional $3.6 million to accompany the $2.3 ... Read more »