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PLASKETT INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE MEDICAID AND MEDICARE IN U.S. TERRITORIES

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry May 21, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE MEDICAID AND MEDICARE IN U.S. TERRITORIES WASHINGTON, DC —Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, yesterday introduced legislation aimed at providing equitable treatment for U.S. territories in federal health care programs li...

ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF HEAD START CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT GRANT FOR THE PROGRAM

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PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF HEAD START CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT GRANT FOR THE PROGRAM “This vital program provides many children from low income families with the educational foundation that is crucial for children ages five and under,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways a...

PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON EPA DECISION TO PAUSE LIMETREE BAY REFINERY OPERATIONS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry May 14, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON EPA DECISION TO PAUSE LIMETREE BAY REFINERY OPERATIONS St. Croix, USVI – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the EPA’s recent decision to pause operations at the Limetree Bay Refinery on St. Croix: “My office has been in discussions with ...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $5 MILLION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $5 MILLION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Biden-Harris Administration releases American Rescue Plan funding for local institutions; At least half of the funding will be distributed to students as emergency financial aid WASHINGTON. DC – Today, Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the followin...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEREK CHAUVIN VERDICT

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEREK CHAUVIN VERDICT Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case: “The trial of Derek Chauvin prosecuted for the murder of George Floyd is a consequential case for American...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $165 MILLION GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WATER AND POWER AUTHORITY

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $165 MILLION GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WATER AND POWER AUTHORITY Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding an important $165 million grant for the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority from FEMA to go towards management costs: “Today...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION GRANT FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (VIEDA)

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry April 19, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION GRANT FROM FEMA FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (VIEDA) Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding a grant totaling $7,358,173....

CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT OFFERS HER CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF SAMUEL “OLD TIMER” GARNETT

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry April 16, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT OFFERS HER CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF SAMUEL “OLD TIMER” GARNETT WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement expressing her condolences to the friends and family of Samuel “Old Timer” Garnett: “It is with tremendous sadness that I share my c...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $3,000,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND MARINE FISHERY PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY COVID–19

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 29, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $3,000,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND MARINE FISHERY PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY COVID–19 Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 2053, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILD

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 2053, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILD Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding H.R. 2053, the Resiliency Enhancement Act of 2021, legislation recently introduced in the House of Representatives to allow the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico t...