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  • Congresswoman Plaskett and NPS to Host Town Hall Meetings in STX, STJ
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Government Accountability

    ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett invites the public to two town hall meetings with the National Park Service in St. Croix and St. John. St. Croix 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 16 Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse (Old Post Office) Christiansted St. John 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 17 Cleone Creque Legislative Conference Room Cruz Bay Both town halls will focus on CUA opportunities, business concessions, park entrance fee structures, and employment opportunities, with ... Read more

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Statement from Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month: "Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a moment to remember the millions of families who have been impacted by this awful disease, and a time to remind friends and loved ones about the importance of early screening and self-exams. “When it comes to curing cancer we have a long way to go, of course, but progress is occurring. Last month Congress approved a spending bill that in... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett Announces the 1st Annual One-Stop-Federal-Resource Community Event on St. Thomas
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 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 the 1st Annual One-Stop-Federal-Resource community event slated for Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 10am to 3pm at Tutu Park Mall on St. Thomas, USVI. “The One Stop Federal Resource event will highlight a single point of access to the vast array of services available from our Congressional office and local federal part... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on National Farmer's Day
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Education, Economic Development

    ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement commemorating National Farmer's Day: "We cannot overstate the importance of our farmers and local producers to our Virgin Islands economy and the health and well being of its residents. As we continue to grow our agricultural product and establish our sustainability, let us take this National Farmer's Day to not only thank our farmers and local producers but also to reaffirm our commitment to helping them to... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Statement on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    “One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime, and, on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. The economic downturn has had a devastating effect on local programs working to serve survivors of abuse. While a bad economy does not cause domestic violence, it can make it worse. “At the same time, there are fewer options for survivors to escape. According to the 2012 Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey,... Read more

  • Statement from Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Regarding Disaster-Related Unemployment Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding her amendment to the FAA Reauthorization bill which will give Virgin Islanders an additional 26 weeks’ worth of assistance: “I am pleased that the Plaskett Amendment was included in the FAA Reauthorization bill that has passed the Senate. My amendment provides for an additional 26 weeks’ worth of assistance, retroactive fro... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Grant Worth Over $42 Million from FEMA for Hurricane Recovery Efforts in the Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 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 four grants totaling over $42 million to go towards the rebuilding of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricanes Maria and Irma: “Today, I am pleased to announce four important grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This grant is for $42,667,575.69 in fe... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Contract Day
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    140 years ago, today, a group of courageous St. Croix laborers led by Queens Mary Thomas, Mathilda McBean, Susanna Abramsen and Agnes Axeline Elizabeth Solomon led a revolt to protest unfair wages and inhumane labor practices on Cane plantations around the Island. That day, October 1, 1878, is known formally as Contract Day but commemorated locally as Fireburn; the day when the four Queens championed and fought for human rights and the end of serfdom through the streets of St. Croix. They did so... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces $56,000 Federal Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for the U.S. Virgin Islands Title V Competitive Risk Avoidance Education Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 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 a $56,737 grant for the Virgin Islands Administration for Children and Families – Family and Youth Services Bureau: “Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $56,737 grant for the Virgin Islands Administration for Children and Families – Family and Youth Services Bureau which will be for ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Four Grants Worth Over $50 Million from FEMA for Hurricane Recovery Efforts in the Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding four grants totaling over $50 million to go towards the rebuilding of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricanes Maria and Irma: “Today, I am pleased to announce four important grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The first grant is for $1,524,057.51 ... Read more

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