Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Welcomes Visit from Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico

(June 9, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today that she will welcome Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico, officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to the island next week. “We welcome this visit from Rear AdmiralContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Welcomes Visit from Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico”

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”

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”

GOVERNOR VÁZQUEZ GARCED TRAVELS TO WASHINGTON D.C. TO ATTEND STATE OF THE UNION AND TO CONTINUE RECOVERY AGENDA IN THE U.S. CAPITAL

(February 3, 2020 – La Fortaleza, PR) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced will travel this afternoon to Washington D.C. to attend State of the Union. In addition to being invited to the message as a guest of the Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón, the Governor will also hold meetings in Congress, with Senator Rick ScottContinue reading “GOVERNOR VÁZQUEZ GARCED TRAVELS TO WASHINGTON D.C. TO ATTEND STATE OF THE UNION AND TO CONTINUE RECOVERY AGENDA IN THE U.S. CAPITAL”

Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Congress to Increase Disaster Assistance for Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP)

(January 31, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) — Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations to express her support for the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2020 H.R. 5687 that would allocate disaster money for Puerto Rico. The proposed legislation would provide $4.67 billion for educational needs, transportationContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Congress to Increase Disaster Assistance for Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP)”

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PRFAA METS WITH MAYOR OF CATAÑO FÉLIX DELGADO MONTALVO TO DISCUSS RECOVERY EFFORTS

(January 27, 2020 -Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq. met with the Mayor of the municipality of Cataño, Félix Delgado Montalvo ‘El Cano’ to discuss the opening of the municipality’s Recovery and Sustainability Office. Cataño is located on the northern coast ofContinue reading “EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PRFAA METS WITH MAYOR OF CATAÑO FÉLIX DELGADO MONTALVO TO DISCUSS RECOVERY EFFORTS”

The U.S. Department of Education Approves Puerto Rico’s Request to use Immediate Aid to Restart School Operation Recovery Funds

(January 24, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Department of Education approved Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE)’s request for an extension to use the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operation (Restart).  After Hurricanes Irma and María devastated the island in 2017, the already-challenging educational conditions in Puerto Rico were dramatically exacerbated. The BipartisanContinue reading “The U.S. Department of Education Approves Puerto Rico’s Request to use Immediate Aid to Restart School Operation Recovery Funds”