Government Accountability

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 »

Plaskett to Host Congressional Oversight Hearing on Hurricane Recovery Efforts in the Virgin Islands

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ST. CROIX - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Government and Reform Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and the Environment released the following statement concerning the upcoming Congressional Oversight Field Hearing in Cruz Bay, St. John. “I am pleased to welcome my colleagues on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subco... 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 »

USVI Passport Offices to Resume Operations

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ST.CROIX - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Government and Reform Committee, released the following statement regarding Passport Office operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands: "I am pleased to announce the U.S. Department of State Headquarters in Washington, D.C., has given authorization for the Passport Application Acceptance Facility on St. Thomas, and the Passport Application... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Statement on Actions to Address Postal Issues in the Virgin Islands

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Government and Reform Committee, released the following statement after meeting with Deputy Postmaster Ronald A. Stroman regarding postal service delays in the U.S. Virgin Islands: “Today I met with Ronald A. Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General for the United States Post Office. I was informed by the Deputy Postmaster General that the Postal Serv... Read more »

Plaskett Statement on Appointment of Special Prosecutor for Russia Investigation

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WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in light of news that the Justice Department is appointing former FBI Director Robert Muller as a special counsel to investigate Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. "On April 4th of this year I sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking that they appoint a special counsel to invest... Read more »

Plaskett Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

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WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement on the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey: "The questionable firing of FBI Director James Comey by the President and the admitted advice and influence in this decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions—who claimed to have recused himself—raises serious concerns for both Democra... Read more »

Plaskett Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in response to the release of an Omnibus Spending Bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year: "This spending agreement avoids another disruptive government shutdown and illustrate Democrats’ continued commitment to hardworking American families. The bill continues funding for critical health... Read more »