Governor Ricardo Rosselló
SAN JUAN, PR – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded a record $18.5 billion to support long-term disaster recovery in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. HUD’s Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude announced the disaster recovery grants with Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón.
(April 2, 2018- La Fortaleza, San Juan) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, addressed today a letter to Rob Bishop (R-Utah) in which he urges the congressman to adopt a balanced approach that considers all stakeholders in Puerto Rico and not just the concerns of the bondholders.
The letter sent to the also chairman of the US House Committee on Natural Resources—Congress body that addresses the issues of Puerto Rico and the territories—arises in response to a letter that Congressman Bishop sent last week to the Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB).
(March 14, 2018 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, congratulated the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for appointing Brad Dean as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the private non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of the Island as a tourist destination abroad.
The chairman of the DMO Board of Directors, Jon Borschow, announced the appointment today and informed that Dean will begin his duties at the end of April.
(March 5, 2018 - El Capitolio, San Juan) During his second speech regarding the situation of the State, the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, announced the salary increase of $ 1,500 a year for the police, the highest increase that has been registered in 10 years for these public officials.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo today announced Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Delaware Governor John Carney and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló are joining the "States for Gun Safety" coalition -- a multi-state partnership launched this month to combat the gun violence epidemic.
(February 14, 2018 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, announced an agreement in principle with the United States Department of Treasury which will allow employers that were not able to operate their businesses —after hurricanes Irma and Maria— to claim a credit of up to $2,400 for each employee that was paid a salary during said period.
(7 de febrero de 2018 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, expressed gratitude at the news that the leadership of the United States House and Senate have reached an agreement on much needed federal disaster relief aid for Puerto Rico.
The emergency supplemental funding introduced today is expected to be voted on and approved tomorrow as part of the broader budget and appropriations legislative package.
(February 6, 2018 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, announced the appointment of the three members of the Board of Trustees of the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico Debt Recovery Authority, created under Act 109-2017, known as the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring Act.
The trustees appointed by the governor are David Pauker, Jorge L. Padilla, and Matthew Karp.
(February 5, 2018 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, announced today the presentation of the Education Reform, which consists of a system focused on the student, and which promotes successful models of education.
“In Puerto Rico we have students and teachers with extraordinary talent, intelligence, and creative capabilities. What we are lacking is a system that allows them to develop those talents and skills to their maximum potential. This is an urgent mission,” expressed the governor.
(January 12, 2018 - Orlando, Florida) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, met today with the mayor of Orlando, Buddy Dyer, to discuss the work the city has done to welcome Puerto Rican families who arrived there after Hurricane Maria passed through the Island.
The governor detailed the recovery process of Puerto Rico, while expressing his gratitude to the mayor for opening the doors of their schools to the Puerto Rican students who moved to his city.