Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces $347 million for NAP beneficiaries

(May 18, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that starting on Monday, May 18, 2020, the 759,551 families participating in Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP per its English acronym) will receive an increase in monthly benefits as a result of an increased federal allocation of $347 million amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 healthContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces $347 million for NAP beneficiaries”

Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Congress to include Puerto Rico in the P-EBT Program to Provide Children Nutritional Assistance Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(May 5, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced urged Congress to include Puerto Rico in the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, (FFCRA) P.L. 116-127. This program would allow the island to provide eligible beneficiaries and children access to much needed nutritional assistance benefits duringContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Congress to include Puerto Rico in the P-EBT Program to Provide Children Nutritional Assistance Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

 “Today, Congress approved H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act to continue providing much-needed relief to our Nation during this public health crisis. H.R. 266 will allocate over $484 billion in federal funding to help address the needs of the American people amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This relief package provides increased funding for:Continue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved S.3548 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide a much-needed relief package to our Nation. The CARES Act will allocate over $2 trillion in federal funding to address the needs of the American people in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. This legislation providesContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

Joint Statement by Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative for Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery; Governor Wanda Vázquez-Garced (PR) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR)

(March 27, 2020- La Fortaleza, San Juan) –The Trump Administration has committed, even before the coronavirus, over a dozen departments and agencies, thousands of federal employees and billions of taxpayer dollars toward the recovery and resilience of Puerto Rico. This work is being conducted in partnership with the Government of Puerto Rico, the Office of theContinue reading “Joint Statement by Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative for Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery; Governor Wanda Vázquez-Garced (PR) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR)”

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”

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.”