Plaskett says shutdown is already hurting V.I. residents, workers

It’s day 18 of the partial government shutdown, and its effects are seen across the Virgin Islands. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) addressed the shutdown during a news conference Tuesday afternoon at the Henry Rohlson Airport Terminal, St. Croix. Right now, 58 National Park Service employees are furloughed on the Islands, meaning they are on leave […]

Plaskett, Agriculture conference committee reach Farm Bill deal

After a year of battling rising costs stemming from tariffs implemented by the Trump administration to hundreds of dairy farmers losing their contracts with their processors, there is finally some good news for farmers. Federal lawmakers late Thursday agreed in principle on a new farm bill nearly two months after the previous version expired. The […]

Plaskett pushes for more rural broadband internet funding in Farm Bill

It’s been nearly one month since the Farm Bill expired. Right now, talks to pass a new one remains at a standstill during the campaign. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) is one of the 56 members of the House and Senate Conference Committee that will pick up negotiations when congress resumes Nov. 13, what’s considered as […]

Plaskett, Pelosi lead fight for more hurricane recovery funding

Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused a combined $140 billion in damage across the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the southern United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That’s why Friday, top Democrats from those areas are demanding more help from Washington. “We have a moral obligation to do better not only […]