PRFAA Assists Natural Resources Committee Congressional Staff Delegation Visit to Puerto Rico as they meet with Local Officials to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes

(January 22, 2020 – Guánica, P.R.) On January 21-22, 2020, Members of a Congressional STAFF-DEL from the House Committee on Natural Resources joined by PRFAA visited a refugee camp in Puerto Rico and met with officials to discuss disaster recovery. The STAFF-DEL visited the Guánica camp located in the southwest of the island, where currentlyContinue reading “PRFAA Assists Natural Resources Committee Congressional Staff Delegation Visit to Puerto Rico as they meet with Local Officials to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Approves $40 Million in Funding for Hospital Services Facilities in the island Municipality of Vieques in Puerto Rico

(January 21, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved nearly $40 million in funding to replace or restore critical hospital services facilities damaged by the 2017 Hurricanes. After Hurricanes Irma and María devastated the island in 2017, the only available hospital in the island municipality of Vieques suffered severe infrastructureContinue reading “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Approves $40 Million in Funding for Hospital Services Facilities in the island Municipality of Vieques in Puerto Rico”

Puerto Rico to be able to Begin Process to Access Disaster Aid

(January 17, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will soon allow Puerto Rico to access disaster aid funding for mitigation efforts after the agency released a statement will language is forthcoming in the Federal Register that outlines the requirements of how the money can be used for theContinue reading “Puerto Rico to be able to Begin Process to Access Disaster Aid”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Since December 28, 2019, Puerto Rico has been experiencing earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks that have caused significant damage on the island. These seismic events include at least seven earthquakes that were 5.0+ in magnitude, followed by multiple tremors. We continue to assess damages to homes, infrastructure, roads, and overall threats to health and safety.Continue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

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”