Two Fed Supplemental Appropriations Are Good News For USVI


Two Fed Supplemental Appropriations Are Good News for USVI

Delegate Stacey Plaskett (Source file photo)

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a $36.5 billion supplemental appropriation for disaster relief Tuesday, including potentially hundreds of millions of dollars or more to aid the U.S. Virgin Islands recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The measure was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month and now goes to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed.


Another supplemental appropriation with Medicaid funding that is crucial for the territory is also working its way through Congress, Delegate Stacey Plaskett told the Source Tuesday.
The disaster funding in the bill …

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