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Bryan Goes To Washington For National Governor’s Association Meeting, Speech

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, will travel to Washington D.C., today for a week of meetings with senior White House administration officials and members of Congress and to attend the annual winter meeting of the National Governor’s Association.

While in Washington, Bryan will participate in a senior plenary session of the Interagency Group on Insular Areas, where he, along with governors from the other U.S. territories will outline their federal priorities with the leadership of the U.S. Department of Interior.

Bryan will also testify before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a hearing to examine the state of U.S. territories February 26 on Capitol Hill.

“I am looking forward to this week in Washington, first to meet with governors from across the nation to share ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration, but more importantly, to continue the push in Congress for its continued support for our recovery and other needed-federal resources,” Bryan said.

NGA’s Winter Meeting brings together the nation’s governors along with representatives of leading businesses, nonprofits, academic institutions, and national and subnational governments around the world. The meeting offers the governors access to the President and Administration officials. 

This year, the governors will join Vice President Mike Pence for a lunch meeting.

The National Governors Association is the nonpartisan association of the nation’s 55 state and territorial governors.

Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach will serve as governor until Governor Bryan returns to the territory February 27.

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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