The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) represents the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico before federal, state, and local governments. The office promotes the Government of Puerto Rico’s economic and public policy initiatives to achieve a better quality of life for the close to 3.5 million U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico, and advises local government agencies and municipalities on issues of interest to Puerto Rico before the federal government.
The Washington, D.C. office is the primary liaison between Puerto Rico’s officials, the White House, Congress, and federal agencies. Additionally, the office interacts with U.S. organizations representing governors from the states, including the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Southern Governors’ Association (SGA) to advance the interests of the people of Puerto Rico.
Like many states, Puerto Rico’s focus areas include economic development, transportation funding, energy, health care (including Medicare and Medicaid), as well as veterans, and defense issues.