GOP’s Canegata goes to Washington

Territorial Republican Party Chairman John Canegata was in the nation’s capital Monday for the second time since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Canegata had meetings in the White House and U.S. Senate for continued discussions on several issues, including the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, the territorial government’s finances, the centennial of Transfer Day, the necessity for an increased U.S. Coast Guard station on St. Thomas and the oil refinery on St. Croix among other issues.

“President Trump and the Republican majority in Congress were elected on a platform that included a strong commitment to the territories,” said Canegata. “I am committed to working with Washington to bring more jobs and better pay checks to our island communities.”

The Virgin Islands GOP continues to advise on the filling of presidential appointments, including for U.S. attorney, U.S. marshal and judge of the federal District Court.

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