White House committed to assisting in rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands


White House committed to assisting in rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands
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    VP Pence, ‘We will be with you every day until the U.S. Virgin Islands comes all the way back’ ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that the White House is committed to assisting in rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands “bigger and better” in the wake of two devastating […] The post White House committed to assisting in rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands appeared first on South Florida Caribbean New…
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VP Pence, ‘We will be with you every day until the U.S. Virgin Islands comes all the way back’

ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that the White House is committed to assisting in rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands “bigger and better” in the wake of two devastating hurricanes.

Governor Kenneth E. Mapp welcomed Vice President Pence, his wife, Karen, and other Cabinet members, including Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, to St. Croix prior to an official briefing at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.

The Governor, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal officials updated the Vice President on the Territory’s recovery efforts.

Following the briefing and two stops on St. Croix, the Governor joined the Vice President for a helicopter tour of the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Vice President Pence (left) and U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Mapp surveyed the hurricane damage

Vice President Pence (left) and U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Mapp surveyed the hurricane damage on Friday.

Governor Mapp said the Vice President paid close attention to the damage he saw on the ground. “I was very gratified by the level of interest he took,” the Governor said.

Vice President Pence said he was very impressed by the efforts of the Governor and his team and by the resiliency and “can do” attitude of Virgin Islanders.

“We want to thank you for your leadership and the leadership of your entire team,” Vice President Pence told the Governor. “My wife, Karen, and I are honored to be with you today. We wanted to be here with you in the U.S. Virgin Islands to say very plainly and simply: We are with you today, we will be with you tomorrow, we will be with you every day until the U.S. Virgin Islands comes all the way back. That is our pledge to each and every one of you.”

On behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands, Governor Mapp expressed deep thanks and appreciation for all the support the Territory has been receiving from its federal partners. “I can’t say enough to thank you, to thank our President, and all our federal partners,” he said to Vice President Pence.

  • See also: US Virgin Islands Governor Mapp talks recovery with President Trump

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