Congressional delegation tours St Croix

Eight members of Congress and several administration officials visited St Croix in order to assess the damage to the US Virgin Islands and the ongoing recovery effort.

The territory requires the help of Congress in order to rebuild a stronger and more resilient infrastructure, Governor Kenneth Mapp said on Sunday.

Speaking to a visiting congressional delegation representing the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the governor said that more resources are required than provided for under current laws.

“If there is one thing I ask, it’s that you seriously consider amending the Stafford Act,” Mapp said. “We don’t just need to rebuild, we need more mitigation and to rebuild for the future.”

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