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.”

GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO PARTICIPATES OF THE LATINO COALITION LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT 2020 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

(March 4, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced joined by the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq. will be participate in the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit 2020 in Washington, D.C. on March 4th, 2020. The Latino Coalition (TLC per its English acronym) is aContinue reading “GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO PARTICIPATES OF THE LATINO COALITION LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT 2020 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced urges U.S. Senate to pass Earthquake Disaster Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico

(February 24, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) — Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Senate Leadership urging swift consideration and passage of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2020, H.R. 5687. This bill would allocate critical disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico as a result of ongoing earthquakes that have affected theContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced urges U.S. Senate to pass Earthquake Disaster Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico”

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”