Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Today, the U.S. Senate approved the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201”, a bill that will provide an additional robust response to the global COVID-19 outbreak and address the personal safety and financial security of millions of Americans. This legislation includes provisions that provide Puerto Rico access to free testing for COVID-19 and $100Continue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

PRFAA Coordinates Senator Richard Blumenthal Visit to Puerto Rico to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes

(February 21, 2020 – Guánica, P.R.) – On February 21-23th, 2020, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), joined by the Deputy Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), Juan L. Negrón will meet with Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Puerto Rico officials. During his time in Puerto Rico, the Senator will visit the municipalities ofContinue reading “PRFAA Coordinates Senator Richard Blumenthal Visit to Puerto Rico to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes”

PRFAA Assists Congressional Delegation Led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Visit to Puerto Rico as they meet with Local Officials to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes

(February 15, 2020 – Guánica, P.R.) – On February 16-18, 2020, Members of the Congressional Delegation (CODEL) led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and joined by the Executive Director of PRFAA, Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq. will meet with Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Puerto Rico officials. During the CODEL, the members will visit the CostaContinue reading “PRFAA Assists Congressional Delegation Led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Visit to Puerto Rico as they meet with Local Officials to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes”

PRFAA Assists Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Congressional Delegation Visit to Puerto Rico as they meet with Local Officials to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes

(February 14, 2020 – Guánica, P.R.) – On February 14-16, 2020, Members of a Bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) from the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee joined by the Executive Director of PRFAA, Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq. will meet with Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Puerto Rico officials. During the CODEL the membersContinue reading “PRFAA Assists Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Congressional Delegation Visit to Puerto Rico as they meet with Local Officials to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes”

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Much Needed Earthquake Disaster Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico

(February 7, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2020 H.R. 5687 that would allocate critical disaster relief dollars for Puerto Rico. This federal funding comes in the aftermath of Puerto Rico’s series of ongoing earthquakes that have continued to affect theContinue reading “U.S. House of Representatives Passes Much Needed Earthquake Disaster Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico”

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”

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”

GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO DISCUSSES PROMESA AND RECOVERY FUNDS BEFORE CONGRESS

(October 22, 2019 – Washington, D.C.) – The Government of Puerto Rico, spearheaded by the principal financial official of the Government of Puerto Rico (CFO) Omar J. Marrero and the Secretary of Housing, Fernando Gil Enseñat, will appear today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, and the Subcommittee on Economic Development,Continue reading “GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO DISCUSSES PROMESA AND RECOVERY FUNDS BEFORE CONGRESS”