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”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Approves $40 Million in Funding for Hospital Services Facilities in the island Municipality of Vieques in Puerto Rico

(January 21, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved nearly $40 million in funding to replace or restore critical hospital services facilities damaged by the 2017 Hurricanes. After Hurricanes Irma and María devastated the island in 2017, the only available hospital in the island municipality of Vieques suffered severe infrastructureContinue reading “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Approves $40 Million in Funding for Hospital Services Facilities in the island Municipality of Vieques in 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”

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”