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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 »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett sends Letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Disagreeing with its Denial of Governor Mapp’s Request for the Extension of 100 Percent Cost Share for the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power Program

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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: “Today I sent a letter to FEMA expressing my disappointment in their decision to deny the request from the Governor to extend ... Read more »

Congresswoman Plaskett and NPS to Host Town Hall Meetings in STX, STJ

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ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett invites the public to two town hall meetings with the National Park Service in St. Croix and St. John. St. Croix 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 16 Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse (Old Post Office) Christiansted St. John 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 17 Cleone Creque Legislative Conference Room Cruz Bay Both town halls will focus on CUA op... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Statement on House Passage of FY19 National Defense Authorization Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett made the following statement on House passage of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “I am honored to support our military in my capacity as a Member of Congress representing the U.S. Virgin Islands. This bill provides critical resources to those on the front lines protecting our nation, and it sets important policy priorities... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Important $186 Million Federal Grant for the Virgin Islands to Help with the Hurricane Recovery Efforts

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding a $186 million grant from FEMA for the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricane Irma and Maria: “Today the U.S. Department 0f Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced ... Read more »

Reps. Plaskett, Farenthold to Host Oversight Committee Field Hearing in USVI

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ST. CROIX – Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee' Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) and Ranking Member Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (VI-00) will host a Subcommittee Field Hearing in the U.S. Virgin Islands entitled “The Historic 2017 Hurricane Season: Impacts on the U.S. Virgin Islands”. WHAT: Congressional Field Hearing... Read more »

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 Announces the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Has Granted the U.S. Virgin Islands an Extension to Allow the Territory to Meet the Requirements of the Real ID Act of 2005

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This extension, that was made more critical by the destruction of vital infrastructure during two-category five storms, will grant the Virgin Islands more time to meet the standards of the REAL ID ACT of 2005,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett. Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Looks Forward to Leading Members from The House Energy and Commerce Committee to the U.S. Virgin Islands to Discuss and View the Recent Impacts of Hurricane Maria and Irma

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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 the upcoming House Energy and Commerce Committee bipartisan congressional delegation to the US Virgin Islands to survey hurricane damage and speak with local officials on how Congress can continue to support the relief and re... Read more »