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””

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 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”

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”

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”

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.”

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”

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRANTS GOVERNOR VÁZQUEZ GARCED’S REQUEST TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO BUSINESSES ON THE ISLAND

(March 23th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted Governor Vázquez Garced’s request to help businesses on the island affected by the global emergency of Coronavirus COVID-19. This assistance is a result of Governor Vázquez Garced’s March 18, 2020 letter to the SBA requesting resources under the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)Continue reading “U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRANTS GOVERNOR VÁZQUEZ GARCED’S REQUEST TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO BUSINESSES ON THE ISLAND”