Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced meets with the full Fiscal Oversight Board in New York to insist on approval of the Plan Vital for 200,000 people without health plans

(October 7, 2020 – New York) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, Representative to the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) Omar Marrero, Secretary of Health Lorenzo González Feliciano, and Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Jennifer M. Storipan, appeared today at a hearing requested by the Governor before the FOMB to insist onContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced meets with the full Fiscal Oversight Board in New York to insist on approval of the Plan Vital for 200,000 people without health plans”

U.S. House of Representatives Passes the HEROES 2.0 Act to Help Combat COVID-19

(Friday, October 2, 2020- Washington, DC) –Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES 2.0 Act, a revised version of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, a legislative package that would provide additional emergency relief to our Nation in response to the ongoing Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. If enacted, HEROES 2.0 will allocate overContinue reading “U.S. House of Representatives Passes the HEROES 2.0 Act to Help Combat COVID-19”

PRFAA Advises that HHS Extends Application Deadline for Several Distributions of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

(August 21, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) and Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urged Puerto Rico’s healthcare sector to act on a vital opportunity to receive much-needed available federal funding to continue fighting the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. HHS announced an extension of the applicationContinue reading “PRFAA Advises that HHS Extends Application Deadline for Several Distributions of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund”

PRFAA’s Executive Director Jennifer M. Storipan and Rear Admiral Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico, Visited Puerto Rico to Promote the Manufacturing Industry

(August 20, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) and Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown visited the island to promote the manufacturing industry in Puerto Rico. The visit was coordinated in partnership with the Resident Commissioner, Jenniffer González-Colón, and officials on the island. Rear Admiral Brown, White House Special Representative to PuertoContinue reading “PRFAA’s Executive Director Jennifer M. Storipan and Rear Admiral Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico, Visited Puerto Rico to Promote the Manufacturing Industry”

PRFAA, FEMA, and COR3 Provide Information on Hurricane Recovery to Members of the House Committee on Homeland Security

(August 12, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), Jennifer M. Storipan, the Executive Director of the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction, and Resilience (COR3), Ottmar Chávez, and the Federal Coordinator of the Recovery in Puerto Rico for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Alex Amparo, provided anContinue reading “PRFAA, FEMA, and COR3 Provide Information on Hurricane Recovery to Members of the House Committee on Homeland Security”

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.”

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”