Plaskett talks Oversight Committee work, CDBG funding

Congressional Democrats still could be considering ways to investigate President Donald Trump, even though the impeachment process is complete. Locally, Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (D) is on the key House committee that could lead those efforts. Earlier this month, the courts dismissed a lawsuit from Democrats on the House Oversight Committee. Members […]

Gov. Bryan testifies on Capitol Hill, wraps up week in D.C.

President Donald Trump released his 2021 budget this week. But the $4.6 trillion package does include cuts that could impact residents of U.S. territories. U.S. Virgin Islands governor Albert Bryan, Jr. was on Capitol Hill Tuesday telling lawmakers the president’s proposed cuts to Medicaid could be devastating to Virgin Islanders. Bryan was among a panel […]

Plaskett, New Democrat Coalition offer proposals to new massive infrastructure plan

A massive new infrastructure plan is now making its way through Congress. Locally, Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) is supporting the plan. Plaskett announced that support with members of the New Democrat Coalition Wednesday morning. The $760 billion proposal, introduced Wednesday by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Energy and Commerce Committee Chair […]

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 […]

Plaskett says Trump should be checked, but doesn’t call for impeachment

The U.S. House of Representatives could begin drafting Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump in the coming days. The second hearing of the impeachment process in the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled for Monday. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett was among the lawmakers sitting in the closed-door depositions earlier this year, that kicked off the impeachment […]

Plaskett, lawmakers meet with American Red Cross

On Capitol Hill Wednesday, federal lawmakers from the Caribbean met with officials from the American Red Cross. It’s part of the Red Cross’s Emergency Preparedness Month. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) and Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-Puerto Rico) discussed what they have learned since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and most recently Hurricane Dorian. They’re working closely to […]

Plaskett to donate Epstein campaign contributions, says other V.I. lawmakers also accepted his donations

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) announced Tuesday afternoon she will donate campaign contributions she has received from multimillionaire and political financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of child-sex trafficking. “My litmus test for accepting campaign contributions has been based on whether the donor’s money was made legally or by ill-gotten means and that the contributor will […]