Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Sends a Letter to DOJ: “Puerto Rico Will Move Forward with the November 3rd Plebiscite”

(September 17, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Governor of Puerto Rico Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, and Deputy Attorney General, Jeffrey A. Rosen, regarding a communication sent by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on July 29, 2020. In this communication, DOJ denies the obligation of theContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Sends a Letter to DOJ: “Puerto Rico Will Move Forward with the November 3rd Plebiscite””

PRFAA, FEMA, and COR3 Provide Information on Hurricane Recovery to Members of the House Committee on Homeland Security

(August 12, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), Jennifer M. Storipan, the Executive Director of the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction, and Resilience (COR3), Ottmar Chávez, and the Federal Coordinator of the Recovery in Puerto Rico for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Alex Amparo, provided anContinue reading “PRFAA, FEMA, and COR3 Provide Information on Hurricane Recovery to Members of the House Committee on Homeland Security”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Highlights Puerto Rico’s Biomedical Production to White House Officials and Stakeholders

(August 6, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced invited Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico, as well as Representatives from both the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy and the U.S International Development Finance Corporation, and other federal officials to visit Puerto Rico. This visitContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Highlights Puerto Rico’s Biomedical Production to White House Officials and Stakeholders”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Delivers to the U.S. Congress the Fourth Status Report of the Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan in the Aftermath of the 2017 Hurricanes

(August 5, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today the delivery of the fourth Congressional Status Report on the Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan to the U.S. Congress detailing the island’s progress in recovery efforts amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. As required by the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018, P.L. 115-123,Continue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Delivers to the U.S. Congress the Fourth Status Report of the Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan in the Aftermath of the 2017 Hurricanes”

President Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico

(July 29, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today that the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, signed the Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance (DFA per its English acronym) for Puerto Rico. The DFA is an immediate and short-term measure that will allow the federal government to carry outContinue reading “President Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Convenes the Legislative Assembly to meet at its 5th Special Session

(July 20, 2020 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that she was convening the Legislative Assembly to meet for its Fifth Special Session in order to address critical health and retirement measures for the island. “As I anticipated and per my commitment to Puerto Rico, I am convening an ExtraordinaryContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Convenes the Legislative Assembly to meet at its 5th Special Session”

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 Urges Puerto Ricans to Respond to 2020 Census

(Tuesday, June 30, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – The Governor of Puerto Rico Wanda Vázquez Garced urged Puerto Ricans to respond to the 2020 Census in an effort to increase participation and adequate headcount of residents on the island. Currently, Puerto Rico has one of the lowest census response rates in the U.S. amid the CoronavirusContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Urges Puerto Ricans to Respond to 2020 Census”

PRFAA y el Condado de Orange Se Unen Para Apoyar a la Comunidad Puertorriqueña Durante la Pandemia

La iniciativa es parte de los planes de la Lcda. Jennifer M. Storipan, Directora Ejecutiva de PRFAA  y el  Lcdo. Anthony Carrillo Filomeno, Director Regional de PRFAA Florida para continuar asistiendo la comunidad puertorriqueña durante la pandemia. (miércoles, 24 de junio de 2020- Orlando, F.L.) – La Administración de Asuntos Federales de Puerto Rico conContinue reading “PRFAA y el Condado de Orange Se Unen Para Apoyar a la Comunidad Puertorriqueña Durante la Pandemia”

PRFAA and Orange County Partner to Support Puerto Rican Community During Pandemic

The initiative is part of the plans of Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq, PRFAA’s Executive Director of PRFAA and Anthony Carrillo Filomeno, Esq., Regional Director of PRFAA’s Orlando’s office to continue assisting the Puerto Rican community during the pandemic. (Wednesday, June 24, 2020- Orlando, FL) – The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration office in Orlando (PRFAAContinue reading “PRFAA and Orange County Partner to Support Puerto Rican Community During Pandemic”