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FEMA Has Approved More Than $2.1 Billion for Hurricane Relief

Federal funding for hurricane relief in the Virgin Islands has surpassed the $2 billion mark. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has approved more than $2.1 billion for various recovery projects under the public assistance program. Those grants have gone towards emergency and permanent work projects throughout the territory. FEMA recently issued $233-million for the […]

Plaskett, Gonzalez-Colon launch Congressional Rum Caucus

There was quite the Caribbean feel on Capitol Hill this week. And it was complete with some of the islands’ most well-known products. Reps. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) and Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-Puerto Rico) officially launched the new Congressional Rum Caucus. This is the first-ever Congressional caucus promoting the rum industry. According to the Distilled Spirits […]

Plaskett will not serve as case manager during Senate trial

Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) will not serve as a case manager during the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) named the seven case managers on Wednesday. The group includes House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.). Plaskett, a former prosecutor, wrote a […]