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.”

Governor Vázquez Garced Updated U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on COVID-19 Efforts

(June 30, 2020- Washington, D.C.) –Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Lisa Murkowski, and Ranking Member Joe Manchin III providing an update on Puerto Rico’s efforts to slow the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. The letter provides the Government’s response and urges CongressionalContinue reading “Governor Vázquez Garced Updated U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on COVID-19 Efforts”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Thanked the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for Approval of Reauthorization of the Caño Martín Peña Restoration Project and Urged Congress to Pass or Include S. 3591 in WRDA 2020

(May 19, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, John Barrasso, and Ranking Member Thomas R. Carper thanking them for reporting S. 3591, American’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA) favorably out of the Committee. If enacted, this legislation wouldContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Thanked the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for Approval of Reauthorization of the Caño Martín Peña Restoration Project and Urged Congress to Pass or Include S. 3591 in WRDA 2020”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces $347 million for NAP beneficiaries

(May 18, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that starting on Monday, May 18, 2020, the 759,551 families participating in Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP per its English acronym) will receive an increase in monthly benefits as a result of an increased federal allocation of $347 million amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 healthContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces $347 million for NAP beneficiaries”

Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Congress to include Puerto Rico in the P-EBT Program to Provide Children Nutritional Assistance Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(May 5, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced urged Congress to include Puerto Rico in the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, (FFCRA) P.L. 116-127. This program would allow the island to provide eligible beneficiaries and children access to much needed nutritional assistance benefits duringContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Congress to include Puerto Rico in the P-EBT Program to Provide Children Nutritional Assistance Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces U.S. Department of Treasury Disbursement of Payments for $1,200 Stimulus Checks

(May 4, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin approved the disbursement of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) in accordance with the CARES Act (P.L. 116-136). This announcement comes after last Friday’s approval by the U.S. Treasury of the Government of Puerto Rico’s distribution plan. The plan, diligentlyContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces U.S. Department of Treasury Disbursement of Payments for $1,200 Stimulus Checks”

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”

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”