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”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

(August 21, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – “We are very pleased with the results from this visit and the partnership we have with Rear Admiral Brown and federal officials. This visit to the island’s biomedical production facilities allowed stakeholders the opportunity to experience firsthand Puerto Rico’s pharmaceutical and medical device manufacture industry. The island is the largestContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

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”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Highlights Puerto Rico’s Biomedical Production to White House Officials and Stakeholders

(August 6, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced invited Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico, as well as Representatives from both the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy and the U.S International Development Finance Corporation, and other federal officials to visit Puerto Rico. This visitContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Highlights Puerto Rico’s Biomedical Production to White House Officials and Stakeholders”

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”

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 Imposes Strict Measures for Visitors in Puerto Rico Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Thursday, July 2, 2020- Washington, D.C.) –Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that she would sign Executive Order 2020-052, which will come into effect on July 15, 2020. Executive Order 052 establishes several new mandatory measures regarding the influx of passengers arriving on the island. These measures include travelers who come to Puerto Rico to provideContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Imposes Strict Measures for Visitors in Puerto Rico Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”

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”