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  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Statement on House Passage of FY19 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Government Accountability, Veterans Affairs

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett made the following statement on House passage of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “I am honored to support our military in my capacity as a Member of Congress representing the U.S. Virgin Islands. This bill provides critical resources to those on the front lines protecting our nation, and it sets important policy priorities for the Department of Defense as we confront ever-changing threats across the globe. It also contai... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces $9 Million HUD Grant to Help the U.S. Virgin Islands Rebuild from 2017 Hurricanes
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Eradicating Poverty

    Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement announcing a $9 million HUD grant for the Virgin Islands Housing Authority in the U.S. Virgin Islands: “Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $9 million to help the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This grant awarded today is provided through the Public Housing Capital Fund. The Capital Fund provides funds, annually, to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) for... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s Statement Regarding Amendment to Farm Bill Proposing to Ban Cockfighting in the Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement regarding an amendment offered to H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 that would ban cock fighting in the Virgin Islands: “Cockfighting, like horse racing, is a long-standing recreational activity in the U.S. Virgin Islands with historical and cultural significance to many Virgin Islanders. I do not support banning cockfighting in the U.S. Virgin Is... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Important $186 Million Federal Grant for the Virgin Islands to Help with the Hurricane Recovery Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Government Accountability

    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 $186 million grant from FEMA for the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricane Irma and Maria: “Today the U.S. Department 0f Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a grant to the U.S. Virgin Islands to aid with hurricane recovery efforts in the Virgin Islands. The... Read more

  • Congresswoman Plaskett Congratulates Winners of the 2018 Virgin Islands District Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    ST. THOMAS - Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement congratulating the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition: "It is both an honor and a privilege to extend my congratulations to this year’s winners; Jade Bryan, Ethan Semper and Karen Grace and to all of the students who participated in this year’s competition. It sometimes goes without notice, the level of dedication required to preparing these works of art while maintaining your academic commi... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on St. John Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    ST. CROIX- Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement in response to a town hall meeting in St. John hosted by Virgin Islands Senator Brian Smith: “I thank Senator Smith and his staff for holding tonight’s town hall meeting in St. John. I introduced H.R. 4731 to expedite the rebuilding of Caneel Bay and to restore the jobs lost by residents of St. John and St. Thomas as a result of the damages to the resort caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. After learning ab... Read more

  • 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

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