Governor of Puerto Rico Urges U.S. Congress to Include Puerto Rico In Forthcoming Economic Stimulus Package to Combat COVID-19

(April 9th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Congressional Leadership urging them to include and treat Puerto Rico equal to the States in the stimulus package currently being drafted in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The letter outlined several priorities needed by the Government in order to be able toContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Urges U.S. Congress to Include Puerto Rico In Forthcoming Economic Stimulus Package to Combat COVID-19”

Governor of Puerto Rico Extends Lockdown as the Island Is Recognized as the Lead Jurisdiction in the U.S. Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks

(April 2, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced the extension of Puerto Rico’s lockdown until April 12th, 2020 in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The Governor issued Executive Order 2020-029, which contains additional, stricter measures to ensure the health and well-being of the people of Puerto Rico as the islandContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Extends Lockdown as the Island Is Recognized as the Lead Jurisdiction in the U.S. Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved S.3548 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide a much-needed relief package to our Nation. The CARES Act will allocate over $2 trillion in federal funding to address the needs of the American people in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. This legislation providesContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

Joint Statement by Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative for Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery; Governor Wanda Vázquez-Garced (PR) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR)

(March 27, 2020- La Fortaleza, San Juan) –The Trump Administration has committed, even before the coronavirus, over a dozen departments and agencies, thousands of federal employees and billions of taxpayer dollars toward the recovery and resilience of Puerto Rico. This work is being conducted in partnership with the Government of Puerto Rico, the Office of theContinue reading “Joint Statement by Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative for Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery; Governor Wanda Vázquez-Garced (PR) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR)”

Governor of Puerto Rico Implements Some of the Most Widespread Protections in the U.S. to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak

(March 25th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced is implementing some of the most widespread protections in the United States as the world continues to grapple with the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The Governor has taken several aggressive measures to ensure the health and well-being of the people of Puerto Rico, pioneering several initiatives thatContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Implements Some of the Most Widespread Protections in the U.S. to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak”

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRANTS GOVERNOR VÁZQUEZ GARCED’S REQUEST TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO BUSINESSES ON THE ISLAND

(March 23th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted Governor Vázquez Garced’s request to help businesses on the island affected by the global emergency of Coronavirus COVID-19. This assistance is a result of Governor Vázquez Garced’s March 18, 2020 letter to the SBA requesting resources under the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)Continue reading “U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRANTS GOVERNOR VÁZQUEZ GARCED’S REQUEST TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO BUSINESSES ON THE ISLAND”

GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND CENTER FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES TO PROVIDE PUERTO RICO FUNDING FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

(March 20th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Alex Azar II, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),  Ms. Seema Verma, Administrator, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Mr. Demetrios Kouzoukas, Principal Deputy Administrator & Director of CMS urging them to identify ways to restore moreContinue reading “GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND CENTER FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES TO PROVIDE PUERTO RICO FUNDING FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM”

GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES PRESIDENT TRUMP AND U.S. CONGRESS TO INCLUDE PUERTO RICO IN ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE

(March 19th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Vázquez Garced sent a letter to the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and Congress Leadership urging them to include and treat Puerto Rico equal to the States in the forthcoming   economic stimulus package currently being drafted in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19. The letter outlined several prioritiesContinue reading “GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES PRESIDENT TRUMP AND U.S. CONGRESS TO INCLUDE PUERTO RICO IN ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Today, the U.S. Senate approved the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201”, a bill that will provide an additional robust response to the global COVID-19 outbreak and address the personal safety and financial security of millions of Americans. This legislation includes provisions that provide Puerto Rico access to free testing for COVID-19 and $100Continue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”