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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $778,000 IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR USVI FARMERS AND AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry October 6, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $778,000 IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR USVI FARMERS AND AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Chair of the Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Subcommittee, released the following statement announcing over $778,000 in feder... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT EXPRESSES HER CONCERN AND OFFERS HER SUPPORT TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE FIRE IN FORT MYLNER

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry October 6, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT EXPRESSES HER CONCERN AND OFFERS HER SUPPORT TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE FIRE IN FORT MYLNER St. Thomas, USVI – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett today expressed her concern and thoughts on the Fire at the Fort Mylner Shopping Center, thanking the Virgin Islands Fire Service, Fir... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR SEXUAL RISK AVOIDANCE PROGRAM

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry October 01, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR SEXUAL RISK AVOIDANCE PROGRAM Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund a Sexual Risk Avoidance Program in the US Virgin Isla... Read more »

PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 30, 2020 202-225-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2 Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett made the following statement regarding the second round of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2.0): “I am happy to annou... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $170,964 GRANT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 30, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $170,964 GRANT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $170,964.00 grant for the University of the Virgin Islands: “Today the National Institute of Food... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO FEMA GRANTS TOTALING $7 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 30, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO FEMA GRANTS TOTALING $7 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding two grants totaling $7 million for the US Virgin Islands: “Today the U.S. Federal Emergency Manag... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO IMPORTANT GRANTS FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 29, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO IMPORTANT GRANTS FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding two important grants totaling $24 million for the Virgin Islan... Read more »

PLASKETT AND JOYCE INTRODUCE HR. 8345 - LEGISLATION TO EXTEND RELIEF TO U.S. AIR TRANSPORTATION SECTOR

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 23, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT AND JOYCE INTRODUCE HR. 8345 - LEGISLATION TO EXTEND RELIEF TO U.S. AIR TRANSPORTATION SECTOR Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI) and Congressman David Joyce (R-OH) today introduced legislation, the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020, to extend the airline ... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES HR 6648 - THE TERRITORIAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry May 4, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES HR 6648 - THE TERRITORIAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement after introducing HR 6648, the Territorial Economic Recovery Act: “To compensate for historical disadvantages, and to create jobs ... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT URGES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO PROVIDE EQUITABLE CONSIDERATION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry April 29, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT URGES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO PROVIDE EQUITABLE CONSIDERATION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement in regards to a letter sent from her office to th... Read more »