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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal agencies could no longer put employees on indefinite paid leave while investigating them for misconduct or poor performance under a bill that passed the House Tuesday. The measure is one of many seeking to limit “administrative leave” following investigations finding that agencies had used that form

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WASHINGTON, DC– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett congratulates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her definitive win in the New York Democratic Primary Tuesday and encourages the territory’s local delegates to the Democratic National Convention to support Clinton as the party’s nominee. Plaskett, who is also a super delegate

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Rep. Stacey Plaskett (Democrat-V.I.) MIAMI — In the run-up to Tuesday’s Florida Democratic presidential primary, the Hillary Clinton campaign announced its “Hillary for Florida” Caribbean Leadership Council – a diverse group of grassroots and community leaders in the Caribbean-American community committed to electing Hillary Clinton as president of the United

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CHICAGO — The federal government is asking an Illinois federal judge to throw out a case challenging how voter rights are extended to the territories, saying the plaintiffs’ issue should be with the state, not the feds, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Guam resident and National Guard Staff

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has always gotten the most attention among the U.S. territories. It’s the most-populous, most-indebted, most-proximate to the U.S. mainland and most-vocal in pressing the case for bankruptcy. Now, officials from the

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By WESLEY “WES THE BEST” SMALL/V.I. Free Press Columnist You May Fold Under Pressure! Our Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett recently delivered a knock out punch on Capital Hill. Department of Education spokesperson Danny Harris was undergoing grueling questioning from Congresswoman Plasket for over three hours. Harris is involved in some

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Danny Harris testifying before he collapsed WASHINGTON — Strong questioning by Rep. Stacey Plaskett and other U.S. lawmakers caused the Education Department’s chief information officer to physically collapse in the middle of his testimony on Tuesday. Danny Harris was undergoing grueling questioning from Plaskett and others about his work on

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                        Rep. Stacey Plaskett WASHINGTON – The Virgin Islands Free Press reported on Dec. 29, 2015 that the Virgin Islands government was facing a Jan. 10, 2016 deadline for REAL ID. Soon after, the other media in the territory

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) said she was able to defeat a measure in Congress that would have cut federal highway funding for the U.S. territories of the Virgin Islands and Guam. According to her office, Plaskett helped defeat an amendment to the Developing a Reliable

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WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) this week fought back against a provision in the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2016 Budget that listed the U.S. Virgin Islands among 39 countries recognized by the local D.C. Government as tax havens. “This amendment to the D.C. Budget threatens the territory’s hard-earned reputation as

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