The Virgin Islands delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump met with the U.S. Senate today to bring awareness to critical issues facing the territory.
Leading the delegation in meeting with the Republican majority on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was territorial Republican Chairman John Canegata.
“As leaders of the majority party in Washington, we are uniquely positioned to advocate for our island communities,” said Canegata. “We are making sure Congress understands what we’re facing and how it can help to ensure a better, brighter future for all Virgin Islanders.”
National Committeeman Jevon Williams and St. Thomas businessman Gordon Ackley, the 2016 GOP nominee for Congress, joined Canegata on Capitol Hill.
Earlier in the week, the Virgin Islands delegation met with the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.