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Sunday, August 14, 2022


Delegate Donna Christian-Christensen will hold town meetings later this month on St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix to discuss legislation before Congress that impacts the Virgin Islands.
Christensen, who is in the territory during the congressional recess this month, said the meetings "will provide an opportunity to increase understanding and awareness" of legislation she has introduced this term "and what its passage means for the people of the Virgin Islands."
The schedule of town meetings is as follows:
— St. John, 6 p.m. Aug. 24, Legislative Chambers
— St. Thomas, 6 p.m. Aug. 25, Leona Benjamin Fellowship Hall of the
Memorial Moravian Church.
— St. Croix, 6 p.m. Aug. 31, Curriculum Center.
The legislation to be discussed is:
* Lifting the cap on the return of rum excise taxes.
* Extension of the supplemental social security income program (SSI).
to Guam and USVI (HR 1308.
* Medically Underserved Access to Care Act of 1999 (HR 1860.
* Judicial District of the Virgin Islands Act of 1999 (HR 2011.
* Amendment of Revised Organic Act to restructure V.I. legislature (HR 2296.
* Increase in allotments for territories under the Children's Health.
Insurance Program (CHIP) (HR 806).
* Amendment to title XIX of Social Security Act to lift Medicaid Cap for Puerto Rico and VI Veterans (HR 2333).
Copies of the bills will be available at the town meetings and in the delegate's office.

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