Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. will be among several governors of U.S. territories scheduled to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources at 3 p.m. AST, Tuesday, Feb. 11, during a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for the US Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs.
Gov. Bryan will provide an update on the state of the territory and discuss economic growth incentives, Medicaid reimbursement to the territory’s hospitals, and the proposed remittance of a gasoline excise tax to the territory.
Bryan is also scheduled to participate in a senior plenary session of the Interagency Group on Insular Areas, where he, along with governors from the other U.S. territories, will outline their federal priorities with senior White House officials and the leadership of the U.S. Department of Interior.
Tuesday’s hearing will be live-streamed on Government House’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/governmenthouseUSVI or the Committee on Natural Resources website at www.naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/full-committee-oversight-hearing_february-11-2020