In a recent visit to Atlanta, Ga. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett shared with her constituents about the work that her office has been doing for the USVI and the Caribbean region. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s legislation for a Congressional Commission to recognize the 1917 transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States is on its way to becoming law after it passed the U.S. Senate.
Plaskett also worked with members of the Senate to protect her territory from financial debt with a recent bill to offer over $400+ million to the islands of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, without any financial regulations. She has worked diligently with her colleagues in Washington to ensure that the US Virgin Islands and the entire Caribbean is well represented in Congress. Her efforts have been noted in many national media outlets, including her statements about U.S. territories being unable to vote for President, to a recent sit in with Congressman John Lewis on gun violence.
Congresswoman Plaskett has been working on a Visa initiative to help the entire Caribbean region, especially students interested in attending college in the United States. This year the Congresswoman is up for re-election in the U.S. Virgin Islands.