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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 5486 FOR SMALL PORTS ACT TO HELP SMALL PORTS ACCESS BROADBAND LOANS AND GRANTS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry December 23, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 5486 FOR SMALL PORTS ACT TO HELP SMALL PORTS ACCESS BROADBAND LOANS AND GRANTS “This Bipartisan legislation will increase internet service in rural coastal communities nationwide,” stated Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sta... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT REAFFIRMS HER SUPPORT TO GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN, JR. AND THE 33RD LEGISLATURE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AMID WAPA STRUGGLES

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry December 22, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS RELEASE CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT REAFFIRMS HER SUPPORT TO GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN, JR. AND THE 33RD LEGISLATURE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AMID WAPA STRUGGLES Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett reaffirmed her support to Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and the 33rd Legislature of the Virgin Island... Read more »

HOUSE PASSES FY 2020 APPROPRIATIONS

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PRESS STATEMENT HOUSE PASSES FY 2020 APPROPRIATIONS WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, released the following statement after the House passed two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 federal government funding bills: “I am happy to announce that Congress was able to come together, negotiate our differences, and reach a bipartisan agreement that makes... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES U.S. SENATE DEAL TO PROVIDE A MULTIYEAR MEDICAID CERTAINTY FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry December 7, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES U.S. SENATE DEAL TO PROVIDE A MULTIYEAR MEDICAID CERTAINTY FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (VI), released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s deal to provide multiyear Medicaid certainty for the territor... Read more »

CLARIFICATION OF CONGRESS’ ACTION ON TERRITORIES’ TAX CREDIT REIMBURSEMENT AND OTHER TAX MEASURES

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry November 26, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CLARIFICATION OF CONGRESS’ ACTION ON TERRITORIES’ TAX CREDIT REIMBURSEMENT AND OTHER TAX MEASURES Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding Congress’ action on territories’ tax credit reimbursement and other tax measures: “Earlier this week,... Read more »

CONTINUING RESOLUTION BECOMES LAW TO EXTEND MEDICAID FUNDING FOR VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement today regarding final passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR), H.R. 3055 Due to the inaction of the Senate we have been unable to create a permanent budget. Fortunately, H.R. 3055 extends 100% federal funding to the Virgin Islands to sustain Medicaid through December 20th, 2019: Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES USDA INVESTMENT OF $1.3 MILLION IN THE EXPANSION OF RURAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE ACCESS U.S. IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a multi-million-dollar investment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in distance learning and telemedicine projects for rural communities across the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands: Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 INVESTMENT AWARD FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 INVESTMENT AWARD FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $1,000,000 investment award for the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority: "Today the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authori... Read more »