V.I. Officials Press Congress For Federal Help


V.I. Officials Press Congress for Federal Help

Officials from the U.S. Virgin Islands pressed two Congressional panels Thursday for help with hurricane recovery.
Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) urged one committee for help with roads and buildings, while Water and Power Authority Executive Director Julio Rhymer pressed a different one for help hardening the territory’s power system.
While the two urged congressional representatives to vote for more support, both the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing where Plaskett testified and the Energy Subcommittee hearing Rhymer addressed primarily looked at recovery efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Numerous other state, federal and private sector officials testified …

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