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”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“On Wednesday February 5, 2020, the Government of Puerto Rico met with Admiral Peter J. Brown, who has been designated by President Donald J. Trump as the Federal Reconstruction Coordinator for Puerto Rico’s recovery. His designation will help facilitate resources for ongoing recovery after Hurricanes Irma and María affected the island in 2017. Admiral BrownContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

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)”

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”

PRFAA Assists Natural Resources Committee Congressional Staff Delegation Visit to Puerto Rico as they meet with Local Officials to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes

(January 22, 2020 – Guánica, P.R.) On January 21-22, 2020, Members of a Congressional STAFF-DEL from the House Committee on Natural Resources joined by PRFAA visited a refugee camp in Puerto Rico and met with officials to discuss disaster recovery. The STAFF-DEL visited the Guánica camp located in the southwest of the island, where currentlyContinue reading “PRFAA Assists Natural Resources Committee Congressional Staff Delegation Visit to Puerto Rico as they meet with Local Officials to Discuss Disaster Recovery after Recent Earthquakes”

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”

Puerto Rico to be able to Begin Process to Access Disaster Aid

(January 17, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will soon allow Puerto Rico to access disaster aid funding for mitigation efforts after the agency released a statement will language is forthcoming in the Federal Register that outlines the requirements of how the money can be used for theContinue reading “Puerto Rico to be able to Begin Process to Access Disaster Aid”