Governor Vázquez Garced presents Executive Order 2020-038 that extends the island’s mandatory lockdown; allows some industries, businesses, and services to open with limitations

(May 1, 2020- La Fortaleza, San Juan) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that today she will present Executive Order 2020-038, which extends Puerto Rico’s mandatory lockdown period until May 25, seeking to further control the risk of contagion and slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 on the island. The Executive Order will allow aContinue reading “Governor Vázquez Garced presents Executive Order 2020-038 that extends the island’s mandatory lockdown; allows some industries, businesses, and services to open with limitations”

Joint Statement White House Special Representative Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown to Puerto Rico and Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced

President Trump, Vice President Pence and the entire Administration recognize that the people of Puerto Rico and all Americans continue to make great sacrifices in responding to the coronavirus crisis. In partnership with the Governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez Garced, and her Administration, the White House and federal agencies continue to fill critical medicalContinue reading “Joint Statement White House Special Representative Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown to Puerto Rico and Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

 “Today, Congress approved H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act to continue providing much-needed relief to our Nation during this public health crisis. H.R. 266 will allocate over $484 billion in federal funding to help address the needs of the American people amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This relief package provides increased funding for:Continue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

Government of Puerto Rico Will Respond Promptly to Senator Grassley’s Letter

(April 21th, 2020 – La Fortaleza, San Juan)– The Government of Puerto Rico received a letter via email from U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), sent to Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq., Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Administration for Federal Affairs (PRFAA per its English acronym) in Washington, D.C., addressed to Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced. InContinue reading “Government of Puerto Rico Will Respond Promptly to Senator Grassley’s Letter”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging the U.S. House of Representatives to include several priorities in the COVID IV stimulus package currently being drafted. The letter outlined provisions that would provide much-needed resources to continue providing a robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The letter urges Congress to provideContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Include Hospitals’ Medicare Advantage Revenues as Part of CARES Act Relief

(April 15th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Administrator Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to include Medicare Advantage (MA) revenues in the definition of “Medicare revenues” for the distribution of Public Health and Social Services Emergency Funds appropriated under the recently enacted CARESContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Include Hospitals’ Medicare Advantage Revenues as Part of CARES Act Relief”

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)”