President of the United States signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico

(January 8, 2020 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced advised yesterday that the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump signed last night the Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance (DFA per its English acronym) for Puerto Rico, an immediate and short-term measure that will allow the federal government to carryContinue reading “President of the United States signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

(January 7, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) “Today at 4:24 am, Puerto Rico experienced a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake was widely felt on the island and we are continuing to address the damages to infrastructure, roads, and overall threats to health & safety. As officials on the island continue to assess damages, PRFAA is workingContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO MEETS WITH CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PROVIDE MEDICAID FUNDING FOR FOUR YEARS

(December 12, 2019 – Washington, D.C.) – The Government of Puerto Rico met this week with Members of Congress to support the bipartisan compromise released last week by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee that includes funding for the Island’s strained health care system. The legislative proposal by the Senate Finance Committee, would provide Puerto RicoContinue reading “GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO MEETS WITH CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PROVIDE MEDICAID FUNDING FOR FOUR YEARS”

GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES CONGRESS TO ACT ON SENATOR’S MENENDEZ MEDICARE BILL THAT WOULD PROVIDE LOW-INCOME SENIORS SUBSIDIES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

(December 12, 2019 – Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Menéndez (D-NJ) introduced The Territories Medicare Prescription Drug Assistance Equity Act of 2019, which would make Puerto Rico’s low-income Medicare beneficiaries eligible for Medicare Part D subsidies. Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories are currently ineligible for the Medicare Part D low-income subsidies; however, the IslandContinue reading “GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES CONGRESS TO ACT ON SENATOR’S MENENDEZ MEDICARE BILL THAT WOULD PROVIDE LOW-INCOME SENIORS SUBSIDIES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS”

Governor Vázquez Garced Announces Plan to Modernize and Strengthen Puerto Rico’s Electrical Grid

(October 24, 2019- La Fortaleza, San Juan ) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today the details of Puerto Rico’s Electrical Grid Modernization Plan (GridMod Plan).  In coordination with federal, state, and private sector partners – this plan was developed to strengthen, modernize and transform Puerto Rico’s power grid using industry best practices and acceptedContinue reading “Governor Vázquez Garced Announces Plan to Modernize and Strengthen Puerto Rico’s Electrical Grid”

Puerto Rico Health Secretary Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Meets with Congress to Discuss Critical Medicaid Funding for the Island

(October 24, 2019 – WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On this week of October 21, 2019 the Puerto Rico Health Secretary, Dr. Rafael Rodríguez, held several meetings in Congress regarding ongoing discussions about Puerto Rico’s Medicaid funding. After the enactment of H.R. 4378, “Continuing Appropriations, 2020, and Health Extenders Act 2019,” Puerto Rico and other territories are receivingContinue reading “Puerto Rico Health Secretary Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Meets with Congress to Discuss Critical Medicaid Funding for the Island”

GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO DISCUSSES PROMESA AND RECOVERY FUNDS BEFORE CONGRESS

(October 22, 2019 – Washington, D.C.) – The Government of Puerto Rico, spearheaded by the principal financial official of the Government of Puerto Rico (CFO) Omar J. Marrero and the Secretary of Housing, Fernando Gil Enseñat, will appear today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, and the Subcommittee on Economic Development,Continue reading “GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO DISCUSSES PROMESA AND RECOVERY FUNDS BEFORE CONGRESS”