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Delegate Plaskett To Preside Over U.S. House of Representatives Today

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett will preside over the U.S. House of Representatives today. As Speaker pro tempore, Plaskett will manage debate on the House Floor.

Plaskett was sworn in to her third term as the U.S. Representative for the Virgin Islands. Delegate Plaskett has recently been appointed Senior Whip by Leadership.

“Presiding over the House of Representatives is a great honor and privilege, and I thank Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the opportunity to take the gavel in the 116th Congress,” Plaskett said. “The American people voted for a Democratic Majority in the U.S. House to make government accessible, build an economy that works for everyone, and be a positive source for change in our country. As I take the gavel as Speaker pro tempore today, I reaffirm my commitment to serve in a government that works for Virgin Islanders and the nation.”

WHEN: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WHAT: Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett will preside over the U.S. House of Representatives

WHEN: Approximately 3:00pm EST/4:00pm (Virgin Islands Time)

WATCH: Live on C-Span’s television and radio networks and streaming live at www.c-span.org

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett as she presided over the 116th U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. today.
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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

1 Comment

  1. NewIslander
    January 17, 2019 at 9:52 AM — Reply

    Go get’em Stacey. You go, girl!

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