Government Accountability

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement after the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awarded $2,932,867 to the U.S. Virgin Islands under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program: “As a ... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF DISASTER AID AND TAX RELIEF BILL FOR U.S. TERRITORIES

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF DISASTER AID AND TAX RELIEF BILL FOR U.S. TERRITORIES Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding H.R. 5687 - the emergency supplemental appropriations bill passed in the House by a vote of 237 – 161 which will provide support to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following a... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE ALLOCATION OF OVER $779 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN CDBG GRANT FUNDS BY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE ALLOCATION OF OVER $779 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN CDBG GRANT FUNDS BY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing the allocation of $779,217,000 of Community Development Block Grant mitigation funds for the Virgin Islands: “Today my office was noti... Read more »

HOUSE PASSES FY 2020 APPROPRIATIONS

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PRESS STATEMENT HOUSE PASSES FY 2020 APPROPRIATIONS WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, released the following statement after the House passed two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 federal government funding bills: “I am happy to announce that Congress was able to come together, negotiate our differences, and reach a bipartisan agreement that makes... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT AND CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS URGE HUD TO RECONSIDER EXCLUSION OF VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM DISASTER RELIEF FUND

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT AND CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS URGE HUD TO RECONSIDER EXCLUSION OF VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI) released the following statement regarding a letter sent from Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, herself and several ... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RESPONDS TO RECENT HUD ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING HURRICANE RECOVERY FUNDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry August 5, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RESPONDS TO RECENT HUD ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING HURRICANE RECOVERY FUNDS Washington, DC — Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement on the announcement by HUD to segregate the territories from the states in the manner that mitigation funds will be di... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF HR 1 THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF HR 1 THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT “Democrats are committed to ensuring that voting is free, fair and easy for all citizens and that every vote by an eligible voter is counted as cast,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1 – The ... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF FEMA DIRECTOR BROCK LONG

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF FEMA DIRECTOR BROCK LONG Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement after the resignation of FEMA Administrator Brock Log: “I would like to thank Administrator Brock Long of FEMA for his service to this nation and to the Virgin Islands. I hope to work closely with the current acting Administra... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING THE STATE OF THE TERRITORY ADDRESS FROM GOVERNOR BRYAN

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 28, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING THE STATE OF THE TERRITORY ADDRESS FROM GOVERNOR BRYAN St. Thomas, VI – Today, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement after attending Governor Albert Bryan’s State of the Territory address: “This is a historic and defining moment b... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S DECISION TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S DECISION TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT St. Croix, VI – Today, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is finally ending the government shutdown and temporarily reopening the federal government: “After the longest shut down in history, I am pleased that the governm... Read more »