Veterans Affairs

Congresswoman Plaskett to Host Seminars on Military Service Academies

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ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett invites the public to a Military Service Academy Seminar in each island district. St. Thomas Friday, November 9, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm UVI ACC, 1st Floor Conference Room St. Croix Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:00 - 4:00 pm UVI Great Hall Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett's Service Academy Seminars are aimed at providing information on the applicati... 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 Plaskett Wins Adoption of a Critically Important Amendment in the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act

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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, released the following after the passage of her amendment to H.R. 2810, FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “The National Defense Authorization Act is designed to meet the threats we face today as well as into the future. The resu... Read more »

Plaskett, U.S. Army to Host Congressional Oversight Activity in Territory

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The Office of Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett in conjunction with the Army’s Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison will host a delegation of congressional staff in the territory for a congressional oversight activity beginning on Nov. 18. The oversight activity will provide the delegation of congressional armed services staff with vital information and familiarization of the local homeland securit... Read more »

Plaskett Introduces Bill to Increase Hiring of Veterans

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As the nation prepares to memorialize the service and sacrifices of America’s military service members, Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett introduced legislation today in the U.S. House of Representatives to encourage small business employers around the country to hire veterans who have served in the National Guard and Ready Reserve. “Introducing the Hire-A-Hero Act is necessary, ... Read more »

Plaskett applauds VA’s decision to expand Choice Program eligibility for veterans

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, today, applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to expand eligibility to a program that will make access to care easier for Veterans living more than 40 miles away from a VA medical facility. The Veteran Choice Program, which currently allows veterans who live more than 40 miles in a straight line from a VA facility or who face significant delays in sch... Read more »