Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Imposes Strict Measures for Visitors in Puerto Rico Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Thursday, July 2, 2020- Washington, D.C.) –Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that she would sign Executive Order 2020-052, which will come into effect on July 15, 2020. Executive Order 052 establishes several new mandatory measures regarding the influx of passengers arriving on the island. These measures include travelers who come to Puerto Rico to provideContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Imposes Strict Measures for Visitors in Puerto Rico Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”

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”

PRFAA en Florida con nuevo portal de citas para apoyo a la comunidad durante la Pandemia COVID-19

La iniciativa es parte de los planes de la Lcda. Jennifer M. Storipan, Directora Ejecutiva de PRFAA y Lcdo. Anthony Carrillo Filomeno, Director Regional de Florida para asegurar la continuidad de los servicios durante la pandemia COVID-19. (martes, 26 de mayo de 2020- Orlando, F.L.) – La Administración de Asuntos Federales de Puerto Rico conContinue reading “PRFAA en Florida con nuevo portal de citas para apoyo a la comunidad durante la Pandemia COVID-19”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds

(May 20, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urged Puerto Rico’s healthcare sector to act on a vital opportunity to receive much-needed available federal funding to continue fighting the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), andContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Thanked the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for Approval of Reauthorization of the Caño Martín Peña Restoration Project and Urged Congress to Pass or Include S. 3591 in WRDA 2020

(May 19, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, John Barrasso, and Ranking Member Thomas R. Carper thanking them for reporting S. 3591, American’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA) favorably out of the Committee. If enacted, this legislation wouldContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Thanked the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for Approval of Reauthorization of the Caño Martín Peña Restoration Project and Urged Congress to Pass or Include S. 3591 in WRDA 2020”

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”

U.S. Secretary of DOE and Chairman of the FERC Thank Governor Vázquez Garced Efforts Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

(MAY 8, 2020 – Washington, D.C.)– The Governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez Garced received a letter via email from the U.S. Secretary of Energy (DOE) Dan Brouillette, and the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Neil Chatterjee, thanking the Government’s efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic and announcing continued support for the islandContinue reading “U.S. Secretary of DOE and Chairman of the FERC Thank Governor Vázquez Garced Efforts Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Governor Vázquez Garced presents Executive Order 2020-038 that extends the island’s mandatory lockdown; allows some industries, businesses, and services to open with limitations

(May 1, 2020- La Fortaleza, San Juan) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that today she will present Executive Order 2020-038, which extends Puerto Rico’s mandatory lockdown period until May 25, seeking to further control the risk of contagion and slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 on the island. The Executive Order will allow aContinue reading “Governor Vázquez Garced presents Executive Order 2020-038 that extends the island’s mandatory lockdown; allows some industries, businesses, and services to open with limitations”

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.”

Governor of Puerto Rico Urges U.S. Congress to Include Puerto Rico In Forthcoming Economic Stimulus Package to Combat COVID-19

(April 9th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Congressional Leadership urging them to include and treat Puerto Rico equal to the States in the stimulus package currently being drafted in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The letter outlined several priorities needed by the Government in order to be able toContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Urges U.S. Congress to Include Puerto Rico In Forthcoming Economic Stimulus Package to Combat COVID-19”