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”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Meets with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 2 and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Representatives

(Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – Washington, DC) – Yesterday, Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced met with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 2 Director, Anthony C. Ferreri, DBA, Regional Administrators, and representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  in the Regionl 2  New York City office to discuss Puerto Rico’s healthcare system and theContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Meets with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 2 and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Representatives”

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”

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.”

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 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”