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Governor Bryan To Testify Before Congress Today About Territory’s Financial Needs

WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will be among several governors of U.S. territories scheduled to testify before the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Natural Resources at noon today.

Bryan will be testifying during a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs.

The chief executive will provide an update on the state of the territory and discuss economic growth incentives, Medicaid reimbursement to the territory’s hospitals, and the proposed remittance of a gasoline excise tax to the territory.

Bryan is also scheduled to 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 senior White House officials and the leadership of the U.S. Department of Interior.

Today’s hearing will be live-streamed on Government House’s Facebook page at: Facebook.com/governmenthouseUSVI or the Committee on Natural Resources website at: naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/full-committee-oversight-hearing_february-11-2020

For a printed version of Bryan’s speech, please click the link below:

https://naturalresources.house.gov/imo/media/doc/Gov.%20Bryan%20-%20USVI%20-%20Written%20Statement%20-%20FC%20Ov%20Hrg%2002.11.20%20(FY2021%20Insular%20Budget).pdf

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