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.”

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”

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”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Since December 28, 2019, Puerto Rico has been experiencing earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks that have caused significant damage on the island. These seismic events include at least seven earthquakes that were 5.0+ in magnitude, followed by multiple tremors. We continue to assess damages to homes, infrastructure, roads, and overall threats to health and safety.Continue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”