Governor Vázquez Garced Announces the Completion of the Conversion to Natural Gas of Units 5 and 6 of PREPA

(May 22, 2020- Washington, D.C.) –Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, along with the Chief Executive Officer of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA per its English acronym), José Ortiz Vázquez, and Founder and Chief Executive officer of New Fortress Energy (NFE per its English acronym), Wes Edens, participated in a tour of the new NFEContinue reading “Governor Vázquez Garced Announces the Completion of the Conversion to Natural Gas of Units 5 and 6 of PREPA”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds

(May 20, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced 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. The bipartisan CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), andContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds”

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”

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.”