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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEREK CHAUVIN VERDICT

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEREK CHAUVIN VERDICT Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case: “The trial of Derek Chauvin prosecuted for the murder of George Floyd is a consequential case for American...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $165 MILLION GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WATER AND POWER AUTHORITY

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $165 MILLION GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WATER AND POWER AUTHORITY Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding an important $165 million grant for the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority from FEMA to go towards management costs: “Today...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION GRANT FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (VIEDA)

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry April 19, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION GRANT FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (VIEDA) Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding a grant totaling $7,358,173....

CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT OFFERS HER CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF SAMUEL “OLD TIMER” GARNETT

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry April 16, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT OFFERS HER CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF SAMUEL “OLD TIMER” GARNETT WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement expressing her condolences to the friends and family of Samuel “Old Timer” Garnett: “It is with tremendous sadness that I share my c...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $3,000,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND MARINE FISHERY PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY COVID–19

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 29, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $3,000,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND MARINE FISHERY PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY COVID–19 Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 2053, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILD

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 2053, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILD Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding H.R. 2053, the Resiliency Enhancement Act of 2021, legislation recently introduced in the House of Representatives to allow the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico t...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING THE RETURN OF ROYAL CARIBBEAN SAILING IN NORTH AMERICA

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 19, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING THE RETURN OF ROYAL CARIBBEAN SAILING IN NORTH AMERICA St. Croix, USVI – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after hearing that Royal Caribbean will continue North America s...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT, CONGRESSWOMAN ALMA ADAMS AND CONGRESSMAN JEFF FORTENBERRY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND THE FARM TO SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 11, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT, CONGRESSWOMAN ALMA ADAMS AND CONGRESSMAN JEFF FORTENBERRY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND THE FARM TO SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Reps. Stacey E. Plaskett, Alma Adams and Jeff Fortenberry introduced the H.R. 1768 - the Farm to School Act of 2021. The bil...

PLASKETT AND GONZÁLEZ-COLÓN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION FOR THE PERMANENCE OF THE FEDERAL REBATE PROGRAM ON RUM TAX

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 8, 2021 202-215-8524 PLASKETT AND GONZÁLEZ-COLÓN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION FOR THE PERMANENCE OF THE FEDERAL REBATE PROGRAM ON RUM TAX Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón introduced legislation on the federal rum tax refund program t...

HOUSE PASSES H.R. 1 - TRANSFORMATIVE DEMOCRACY REFORM AND CLEAN GOVERNMENT REFORM BILL

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 4, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT HOUSE PASSES H.R. 1 - TRANSFORMATIVE DEMOCRACY REFORM AND CLEAN GOVERNMENT REFORM BILL “This Bill contains amendments authored by me that represent long overdue recognition of territorial voting rights issues, and the important contributions of the territories to the United States and American democracy,”...