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”

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”

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 Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces U.S. Department of Treasury Disbursement of Payments for $1,200 Stimulus Checks

(May 4, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin approved the disbursement of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) in accordance with the CARES Act (P.L. 116-136). This announcement comes after last Friday’s approval by the U.S. Treasury of the Government of Puerto Rico’s distribution plan. The plan, diligentlyContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces U.S. Department of Treasury Disbursement of Payments for $1,200 Stimulus Checks”

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.”

Government of Puerto Rico Will Respond Promptly to Senator Grassley’s Letter

(April 21th, 2020 – La Fortaleza, San Juan)– The Government of Puerto Rico received a letter via email from U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), sent to Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq., Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Administration for Federal Affairs (PRFAA per its English acronym) in Washington, D.C., addressed to Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced. InContinue reading “Government of Puerto Rico Will Respond Promptly to Senator Grassley’s Letter”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging the U.S. House of Representatives to include several priorities in the COVID IV stimulus package currently being drafted. The letter outlined provisions that would provide much-needed resources to continue providing a robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The letter urges Congress to provideContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Include Hospitals’ Medicare Advantage Revenues as Part of CARES Act Relief

(April 15th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Administrator Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to include Medicare Advantage (MA) revenues in the definition of “Medicare revenues” for the distribution of Public Health and Social Services Emergency Funds appropriated under the recently enacted CARESContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Include Hospitals’ Medicare Advantage Revenues as Part of CARES Act Relief”

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”