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  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Statement on U.S. Military Strikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the statement on last night’s military strikes against Syria: “The entire world must condemn the Assad regime’s criminal use of chemical weapons and send a clear message that there are consequences to such actions. As the congressional representative of a district whose citizens serve in the U.S. Military at a higher rate per capita than most other State in... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Two Important Federal Grants for the Virgin Islands to Help with the Hurricane Recovery Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding two grants from FEMA for the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricane Irma: “Today the U.S. Department 0f Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced two grants to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts in the Virgin Islands. The first grant is ... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Internet Service Interruption in St. John
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    ST. CROIX- Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement on reports of internet service disruption in St. John: "Various residents of St. John have recently contacted my office regarding a dispute between two entities which, unfortunately, has led to internet service disruption for many residents and visitors on St. John. I understand the sensitivities and the importance of this critical service and have contacted and been engaged with the parties involved, and have... Read more

  • Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Fifty years ago today, just one day after delivering his monumental ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’ speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of his Memphis, Tennessee motel. “Renowned for his peaceful approach, Dr. King devoted his life to fighting for the civil rights and liberties for millions of Am... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett announces federal government will assume 100-percent cost share for debris removal in U.S. Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas

    Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding the announcement today that the federal government will assume 100%of the cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures for the U.S. Virgin Islands as a result of the damage after Hurricanes Irma and Maria: “Today, President Trump announced that the federal government would assume 100% of the federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures for the U.S. Virg... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett questions federal authorities regarding recovery and rebuilding efforts in the Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding her recent questioning of FEMA officials regarding the recovery and rebuilding efforts in the Virgin Islands: “Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit on the dais with my colleagues of the House Homeland Security Committee to say a few words and question federal officials at a hearing entitled ‘Preparedness, Response, and Rebuilding: Lessons on the 2017 Disasters.’ “Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused ... Read more

  • Top House Democrats urge President Trump to extend the federal cost share for debris removal in the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas

    Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a recent letter sent to President Donald J. Trump urging him to extend the Federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures for the U.S. Virgin Islands as a result of the damage after Hurricanes Irma and Maria: “Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security ... Read more

  • Reps. Plaskett, Farenthold to Host Oversight Committee Field Hearing in USVI
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Government Accountability

    ST. CROIX – Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee' Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) and Ranking Member Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (VI-00) will host a Subcommittee Field Hearing in the U.S. Virgin Islands entitled “The Historic 2017 Hurricane Season: Impacts on the U.S. Virgin Islands”. WHAT: Congressional Field Hearing WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2018 WHERE: Legislature of the Virgin Islands Capitol Building Charlotte Am... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Virgin Islands History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    ST. CROIX - Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement on the 2018 celebration of Virgin Islands History Month: “This year, as we celebrate the life, legacy, and achievement of our Virgin Islands and its people, and the significant events that define us all, we must also remember the journey told, and employ the same resilient spirit of our ancestors in our continued push forward in building upon their many hard-fought achievements. Let us continue our efforts to... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Important Relief by the IRS for Displaced Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the IRS has granted her request to extend the time period in which residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) dislocated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria may retain their USVI residency through May 31, 2018: “The disaster day policy issued by the IRS on October 4, 2017 provided relief to individuals who would otherwise qualify as bona fide residents of the USVI but for their need to leave (or in... Read more

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