Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Delivers to the U.S. Congress the Fourth Status Report of the Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan in the Aftermath of the 2017 Hurricanes

(August 5, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today the delivery of the fourth Congressional Status Report on the Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan to the U.S. Congress detailing the island’s progress in recovery efforts amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. As required by the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018, P.L. 115-123,Continue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Delivers to the U.S. Congress the Fourth Status Report of the Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan in the Aftermath of the 2017 Hurricanes”

PRFAA and PRPA Discuss Passenger Control Measures with House T&I Committee Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

(August 4, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) and the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) participated in a conference call with the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation. The Government of Puerto Rico discussed the influx of passengers and tourists coming to the island during thisContinue reading “PRFAA and PRPA Discuss Passenger Control Measures with House T&I Committee Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

(July 29, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7575, The Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020) which includes an increase in funding to $232 million for the Caño Martín Peña Environmental Restoration Project (CMP-ERP). This bill would also include feasibility reports on flood risk management projects forContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

President Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico

(July 29, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today that the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, signed the Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance (DFA per its English acronym) for Puerto Rico. The DFA is an immediate and short-term measure that will allow the federal government to carry outContinue reading “President Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico”

Official Statement of Antonio Pabón Batlle Chief of Staff to Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced

(July 29, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) – “The Government of Puerto Rico continues to work closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a team during this emergency. The excellent communication and relationship have made it possible to overcome and clarify any concern or doubt shared by FEMA’s Region 2 Director, who it isContinue reading “Official Statement of Antonio Pabón Batlle Chief of Staff to Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a Full Committee oversight hearing titled, “The Transformation of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). This hearing will examine PREPA’s rebuilding status, as the island moves to provide the people of Puerto Rico with reliable, affordable, and clean electricity by transitioning the primary source of powerContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Sends a Letter to Congressional Leadership Requesting $1.236 billion for NAP

(July 21, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Congressional Leadership requesting swift action to provide an additional $1.236 billion in emergency federal funding for Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP per its English acronym). This allocation of funds would enable the government to meet the increased demand for nutritional assistanceContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Sends a Letter to Congressional Leadership Requesting $1.236 billion for NAP”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Convenes the Legislative Assembly to meet at its 5th Special Session

(July 20, 2020 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that she was convening the Legislative Assembly to meet for its Fifth Special Session in order to address critical health and retirement measures for the island. “As I anticipated and per my commitment to Puerto Rico, I am convening an ExtraordinaryContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Convenes the Legislative Assembly to meet at its 5th Special Session”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Today, America is grieving the loss of a towering moral leader, one who repeatedly stood up in the face of adversity against inequality and injustice. Congressman John Lewis will forever be remembered as a man who lived his life with purpose, serving others, and fighting for racial equality and freedom. His words and actions willContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Today, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved H.R. 7575, The Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020) which includes a $232 million increase in funding for the Caño Martín Peña Environmental Restoration Project (CMP-ERP). This bill also includes provisions requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct feasibility reports onContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”