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  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Says Including Rural Broadband in His Infrastructure Proposal is a Step in The Right Direction for President Trump and His Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Agriculture, Economic Development

    WASHINGTON, DC– Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a Member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after the announcement by President Trump regarding rural broadband being included in his infrastructure proposal: “Broadband is not a luxury it is a necessity. Affordable broadband is a building block for healthy communities. As the Internet becomes crucial in economics, education, and civic life, communities tha... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Offers Prayers in the Aftermath of the Shooting Targeting Members of Congress, Staff and Capitol Police at a Congressional Baseball Practice
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a Member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement condemning the senseless violence at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia while offering sympathy for the victims: “The senseless attack that took place this morning targeting members of Congress at a Congressional baseball practice is a reminder of the rampant gun violence plaguing America. Shootings li... Read more

  • Plaskett Celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement on the 2017 celebration of Caribbean-American History Month: “It brings me great pride to join Virgin Islanders and others across the country in celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage Month. As a Virgin Islander and an Afro-Caribbean woman, I am proud to celebrate the life, legacy and achievement of Caribbean descendants. Virgin Islanders and other Caribbean descendants have made enormous contributions ... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Ramadan
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement about the start of Ramadan, Muslims’ most sacred month of the year: “The holy month of Ramadan is a sacred time of study, sacrifice and spiritual renewal. Muslims In the Virgin Islands and around the world join in this holy occasion that brings loved ones together. “We are also reminded during this time of the rich diversity and the many contributions that Muslim Americans have made in our Virgin Islands community and throughout ever... Read more

  • Plaskett Honors Fallen Virgin Island Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS—Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in commemoration of Memorial Day: "Memorial Day is the time when our nation gathers to honor the men and women who have selflessly defended this country and have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our democratic principles. The Virgin Islands proudly served and sacrificed its sons and daughters to American freedom even before it was part of this great nation. I salute these men and women, and their families f... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on President's FY 18 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement regarding the release of the president’s budget today: "Budgets are about priorities, and this President’s priorities are clear. This budget hollows out our economy and endangers working families in the Virgin Islands and across this nation. The $2.5 trillion in cuts to entitlement programs, which include $192 billion to The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and $800 billion to Medicaid, wil... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Appointment of Special Prosecutor for Russia Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Accountability

    WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in light of news that the Justice Department is appointing former FBI Director Robert Muller as a special counsel to investigate Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. "On April 4th of this year I sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking that they appoint a special counsel to investigate any Trump campaign collusion with Russia. Today, the Department of Justice took a step in the ... Read more

  • Plaskett Introduces Legislation to Improve Medicaid and Medicare in U.S. Territories
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Access to Affordable Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett recently introduced legislation aimed at providing parity for U.S. territories in federal health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare. The Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Programs Act of 2017 (H.R.2404) would eliminate existing inequalities the territories face under Medicaid and Medicare. It will also provide them with their fair share of funding for these programs beyond the 2019 “fiscal cliff”... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on National Police Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in recognition of National Police Week: National Police Week is a solemn reminder of the courage and sacrifice of our law enforcement officers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and across the country. These brave men and women risk their lives every day to ensure the safety and security of our communities. As the daughter of a 30-year retired NYPD officer and granddaughter of a former Virgin Islands Deputy Polic... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Accountability

    WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement on the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey: "The questionable firing of FBI Director James Comey by the President and the admitted advice and influence in this decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions—who claimed to have recused himself—raises serious concerns for both Democrats and Republicans alike. “There has been a disservice done to the American public by Deputy Attorne... Read more

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