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Virgin Islands call on Congress to share hurricane costs

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“Today’s the day the United States Congress, the White House and everyday citizens must make a sustained commitment to the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico," Representative Stacey Plaskett from the US Virgin Islands said Thursday. Plaskett (D-USVI At Large) is standing up for the Virgin Islands on the steps of Capitol Hill. She said efforts to help her territory and Puerto Rico are just not enough.

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“Today’s the day the United States Congress, the White House and everyday citizens must make a sustained commitment to the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico," Representative Stacey Plaskett from the US Virgin Islands said Thursday. Plaskett (D-USVI At Large) is standing up for the Virgin Islands on the steps of Capitol Hill. She said efforts to help her territory and Puerto Rico are just not enough.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7157216?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:54:47 +0000 Virgin Islands call on Congress to share hurricane costs “Today’s the day the United States Congress, the White House and everyday citizens must make a sustained commitment to the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico," Representative Stacey Plaskett from the US Virgin Islands said Thursday. Plaskett (D-USVI At Large) is standing up for the Virgin Islands on the steps of Capitol Hill. She said efforts to help her territory and Puerto Rico are just not enough. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7157216?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KMVT CBS 11 courtney>> 2 representatives from the us virgin islands and puerto rico asking congress to do more as the territories struggle to recover more than one month after hurricanes irma and maria. 2 washington correspondent kellie meyer was there as they made calls from both inside the halls of the capitol- to the steps. 2 sot: rep. stacey plaskett (d-usvi at large) 2 "today's the day the united states congress, the white house and everyday citizens must make a sustained commitment to the us virgin islands and puerto rico." 2 track: 2 congresswoman stacey plaskett is standing up for the virgin islands today.. saying efforts to help her territory and puerto rico are just not enough. 2 nats: 2 "this would be unacceptable anywhere else." 2 track: 2 testifying in a committee hearing on the takeaways from the hurricane season. 2 sot: rep. stacey plaskett (d-usvi at large) 2 "the people of the virgin islands have lost their homes, possessions, businesses have lost along with hospitals, utilities and vital infrastructure." 2 track: 2 plaskett says the most recent disaster relief bill passed by congress did not include economic development programs, additional support for repair of water infrastructure, seaports, airports and roadways. 2 it's a message resonating with republican members in the hearing. 2 sot: rep. john faso (r-ny-19) 2 "the economies got to grow. if that economy doesn't grow in both those places it's going to be future heartache and devastation." 2 track: 2 puerto rico congresswoman jennifer gonzalez echoed that... asking that that tax reform proposals released thursday incorporate relief for businesses on the islands. 2 representatives from the federal emergency management agency, united states coast guard, army corps of engineers and environmental protection agency gave their own account of their response and recovery efforts. 2 sot: major general donald e. jackson jr. united states army corps of engineers 2 "we remain ready and poised to serve in any future events as they may occur." 2 track: 2 plaskett ending her testimony - by calling out congress and the committee- for sharing some of the responsibility for the extent of this damage. 2 she says hospitals have been chronically underfunded for decades and schools have been denied funding





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