Tag: U.S. House of Representatives

Queen Of All Mainstream Media … Stacey Plaskett Takes Capitol By Storm … Peacefully

WASHINGTON — Stacey Plaskett has taken the Capitol by storm. But it was a “peaceful” takeover of the seat of democracy this week — one that was accomplished in the venue of cyber and electronic media — not at the physical Capitol building on First Street. ABC News, CNN, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, NBC News, […]

Stacey Plaskett Makes History As First Delegate To Congress Chosen As An Impeachment Manager

WASHINGTON — House Representative Jamie Raskin, lead impeachment manager, said it was a moment of “special pride” to introduce his fellow impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett to speak on the Senate floor as she is the first delegate to ever serve on a team of impeachment managers in American history. Raskin also noted that Plaskett was […]

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 […]

Prison Psychologist Approved Jeffrey Epstein’s Removal From Suicide Watch

NEW YORK — A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The disclosure came in a letter dated on Thursday from Assistant Attorney General Stephen […]

Plaskett Grateful Trump Will Fund Federal Government For Three Weeks

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement Friday on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is finally ending the government shutdown and temporarily reopening the federal government: “After the longest shut down in history, I am pleased that the government will reopen and federal employees will be paid,” Plaskett said. “The solution to […]

Puerto Ricans Feel Federal Government Ambushed Them With Cockfighting Ban

SAN JUAN — Thursday was a somber day at the Cockfighting Club of San Juan. The rows and rows of cubbies that usually house up to 80 roosters waiting to fight were mostly empty. On this day, only 26 birds were on display. Miguel Ortiz, a regular at the club since it opened in 1954, […]

Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Express Outrage Over Possible Cockfighting Ban

SAN JUAN — Congress on Wednesday gave final passage to legislation that would shut down legal cockfights in U.S. territories including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, ending an institution dating from the colonial era that generates millions of dollars each year. Opponents of the measure approved by the House said it will have […]

Cockfighting Ban Poised To Take Effect In USVI, Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — A few lines in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 would make cockfighting illegal in the U.S. Virgin Islands under the massive 2018 Farm Bill compromise reached recently between House and Senate negotiators. In June, the Senate version of the bill did not include language to extend the federal ban on cockfighting to the […]