Governor Ricardo Rosselló
Brothers and sisters of Puerto Rico,
Once again, the Financial Oversight and Management Board unfairly and unnecessarily threatens our people. On this occasion, again, the threat is against the pensioners of our public service, affecting over 170,000 of our retirees.
I want to begin my words by reiterating that I am opposed to this unjustified attack against an important sector of our population.
WASHINGTON – Governor Ricardo Rosselló participated today in a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources to provide testimony on the status of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) two years after its creation by Congress.
San Juan – Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares signed today the law that will establish the public energy policy of Puerto Rico and which requires the progressive elimination of the use of fossil fuels as a source of power generation.
To this end, the law establishes a new timeline for the implementation of renewable energy on the island: the elimination of 20 percent of fossil fuels by 2022; 40 percent by 2025; 60 percent by 2040; and 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2050.
(April 4, 2019 – Seville) In the framework of the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) World Forum that is currently taking place in Seville, Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló announced with Iberia that the airline will expand its operation on the Island to the winter season and will now offer direct flights between Madrid and San Juan throughout the year.
(February 4, 2019 - San Juan) Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló accepted the invitation extended by the Democratic senator from New York and leader of the Senate Democratic caucus, Chuck Schumer, to attend the State of the Union address (SOTU) by the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
The chief executive traveled this evening to Washington to attend the address which will take place in the chamber of the House of Representatives tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5.
(February 4, 2019 – San Juan) “Puerto Rico has taken an important step towards its total financial recovery. The confirmation in the Federal Court of the first adjustment plan, as provided in Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), allows the restructuring of 25 percent of the totality of the public debt issued by past governments.
The ratification of this agreement constitutes the first time that a government administration manages to reduce the public debt of Puerto Rico.
January 22, 2019 – Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló today received U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in La Fortaleza, the Governor’s Executive Mansion in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, to discuss pressing matters pertaining Puerto Rico’s recovery and reconstruction after the disastrous passage of hurricane María through Puerto Rico in 2017.
(January 17, 2019 – San Juan) “Today I would like to send a message to the president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, addressing some troubling information that has been in the national public discussion and that has been included in the President’s Statement of Administration Policy, falsely alleging that Puerto Rico is not in need of any additional recovery funds from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, including money for the Nutritional Assistance Program.
(January 11, 2019 - La Fortaleza, San Juan) "No wall should be funded on the pain and suffering of United States citizens who have endured tragedy and loss through a natural disaster. This includes those citizens that live in California, Texas, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other jurisdictions. Today it’s us, tomorrow it could be you.
No justification should be considered to reclassify the money that US citizens will use to rebuild their communities. If anything, the conversation should be about how we get more resources to rebuild those impacted areas faster.
San Juan, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) approved Puerto Rico’s newly established publicly-funded health insurance model, known as Vital, which currently provides essential medical coverage to over a million citizens in this United States territory.
"We are grateful to the federal government for approving Puerto Rico’s health insurance model. Our patients now have the right to decide which insurer and which health providers respond best to their needs," said Governor Rosselló.