Government of Puerto Rico
(September 9, 2019, Washington DC) - Governor Wanda Vázquez met today with officials from the Federal Department of Education and the US Department of Health.
Vázquez, in the company of Dr. Rafael Rodríguez, Secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Health, met with members of the US Department of Health. The first executive cataloged the meeting as fruitful and pointed out that federal health officials were receptive and positive about the approaches presented.
(September 9, 2019, Washington DC) - Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced began her day today holding a series of meetings, with the purpose of restoring the Puerto Rican government credibility with federal authorities, as well as ensuring the disbursement of funds from reconstruction, and highlight the current economic development of the island.
(August 16, 2019 - La Fortaleza, P.R.) Puerto Rico’s newly appointed Governor Wanda Vázquez, along with the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), Jennifer M. Storipan, and Secretary of Public Policy, Philippe A. Mesa, held a conference call on Thursday with Doug Hoelscher, Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.
(July 18, 2019 - La Fortaleza) - “My family and I, as well as the people of Puerto Rico, are fully aware of the demonstrations that took place yesterday throughout the afternoon and evening. It had widespread participation, which I respect not only as an exercise in democracy, but also as a natural manifestation of frustrations resulting from recent events.
“Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and cannot be treated unequally in any U.S. jurisdiction.”
"We strive for Puerto Rico to be a place where every citizen has equal opportunity on every front."
SAN JUAN – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in keeping with the Rosselló Administration's public policy in favor of equal rights for every citizen, inaugurated the Equality Portico in Old San Juan, a permanent monument that honors the fight for LGBTT+ rights.
The 1969 Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the fight for LGBTT+ rights in New York City and beyond.
SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló yesterday signed into law Senate Bill 840 which seeks to establish the government’s public policy on the sharing economy.
The sharing economy is defined as a system in which goods and services are shared between individuals. Uber and Airbnb are just two examples of this thriving economic model.
Puerto Rico would hold the Democratic primary in March
San Juan – Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló presented a bill to the State Legislature to amend Article 4 of Act No. 6, also known as Compulsory Presidential Primaries Act, which would move-up the date of the Democratic presidential primary from the first Sunday in June to the last Sunday in March.
The Republican primaries would continue to be held on the last Sunday in February.
(June 10, 2019 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) “Today, we learned of an agreement between the Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) and the United Public Servers Union (SPU, by its Spanish acronym) with regards to the benefits of the public employees of the Government of Puerto Rico who participated in the retirement plan commonly known as Reform 2000, and the Defined Contribution Hybrid Program. As it is known, the defined contribution accounts of the participants of said retirement plans were not adequately funded during the past two decades.
(April 24, 2019 - La Fortaleza, San Juan) Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló offered today his third Message on the Situation of the State, in which he highlighted the five transformation objectives that define the Agenda for Puerto Rico.
During his speech, the chief executive explained the need of an agenda that looks firmly into the future.