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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT RESPONDS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR USING THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TO JUSTIFY USE OF FEDERAL TROOPS AND POLICE IN AMERICAN CITIES

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry July 24, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT RESPONDS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR USING THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TO JUSTIFY USE OF FEDERAL TROOPS AND POLICE IN AMERICAN CITIES Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement after Attorney General Barr compared the use of federal law enforcemen... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT REGARDING THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF MOST PUBLIC USE AT BUCK ISLAND REEF NATIONAL MONUMENT

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry July 18, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT REGARDING THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF MOST PUBLIC USE AT BUCK ISLAND REEF NATIONAL MONUMENT St. Croix, USVI – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement upon hearing via a PSA about the closure of Buck Island: “Yeste... Read more »

STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ON THE PASSING OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN R. LEWIS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry July 18, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ON THE PASSING OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN R. LEWIS St. Croix, USVI - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman John R. Lewis: “Today my family and staff join fellow Americans in mourning the passing of the Americ... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO IMPORTANT GRANTS FROM FEMA FOR GOVERNOR JUAN F. LUIS HOSPITAL AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry July 15, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO IMPORTANT GRANTS FROM FEMA FOR GOVERNOR JUAN F. LUIS HOSPITAL AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding two important grants totaling $10 million grant for Govern... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF EXTENDING FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR RESIDENTS OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry July 15, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF EXTENDING FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR RESIDENTS OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WASHINGTON, DC – As the COVID-19 public health and economic crises persist across the nation, Congresswoman Plaskett is highlighting the need for Congress to e... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES PASSING OF IMPORTANT AMENDMENT THAT REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS COMMUNITY DISASTER LOANS (CDL) STEMMING FROM THE 2017 HURRICANES

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry July 15, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES PASSING OF IMPORTANT AMENDMENT THAT REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS COMMUNITY DISASTER LOANS (CDL) STEMMING FROM THE 2017 HURRICANES “Cancellation of the CDLs would remove the restrictions imposed on the Territory’s ability to obtain financing to h... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT'S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER DELEGATE RON DE LUGO

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry July 14, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT'S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER DELEGATE RON DE LUGO St. Croix, USVI – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett issued the following statement on the passing of former Delegate to Congress Ron de Lugo of the Virgin Islands: “Today, with the passing of the former Delegate to ... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES A $1.4 MILLION GRANT AWARDED TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry June 22, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES A $1.4 MILLION GRANT AWARDED TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Virgin Islands Department... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ISSUES SUPPORT FOR H.R. 2 - THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACT TO FUND TRANSFORMATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, SUPPORT U.S. MANUFACTURING, AND CREATE JOBS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry June 22, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ISSUES SUPPORT FOR H.R. 2 - THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACT TO FUND TRANSFORMATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, SUPPORT U.S. MANUFACTURING, AND CREATE JOBS Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement after she and her colleagues on the House Co... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THAT THE USDA HAS APPROVED A PROGRAM TO FEED KIDS IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry June 11, 2020 202-215-8524 Press Statement CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THAT THE USDA HAS APPROVED A PROGRAM TO FEED KIDS IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS Pandemic EBT to Feed Children during COVID-19 National Emergency Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, today released the following st... Read more »