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Recent Press Releases

The Government Includes NAP to SNAP Transition at the Top of the Legislative Priorities

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro R. Pierluisi, sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies supporting the request made by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to maintain the funding for the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) for Puerto Rico in the Fiscal Year 2024 Subcommittee Appropriations bill, and urged them to provide an additional $1 billion for the program.

Governor Announces COR3 Energy Resiliency Plan

Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro R. Pierluisi, announced today that because of a new grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Puerto Rico Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience (COR3) submitted the plan for the use of $3.7 million that will be available for five years under the Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid Grants.

Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi Announces Appointment of New PRFAA Executive Director

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro R. Pierluisi, announced the appointment of Luis Dávila Pernas as the new Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), who will begin his duties on Monday, March 20.

Official Statements

“It is with great pleasure that I extend my heartfelt congratulations to José Feliciano and Antonio Martorell for receiving the prestigious National Medal of Arts bestowed by the President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden. This distinguished recognition is a testament to their outstanding contributions to the arts and culture of Puerto Rico and the United States.

As one of the most influential composers of our time, José Feliciano has captivated audiences worldwide. His immense talent and dedication to his craft have earned him countless honors, including multiple Grammy and Billboard Awards. Similarly, Antonio Martorell has made an indelible mark on the art world with his vibrant pieces reflecting the rich cultural heritage of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

The National Medal of Arts is the highest honor the United States government bestows upon artists and patrons of the arts; it recognizes individuals and organizations who have significantly advanced and supported the arts in America. José Feliciano and Antonio Martorell's recognition is a well-deserved tribute
and an example of the talent and diversity Puerto Rico contributes to our Nation.

On behalf of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, I extend my warmest congratulations to José Feliciano and Antonio Martorell for this incredible achievement and thank the Biden-Harris Administration
for recognizing the trajectory of these two impactful Puerto Rican artists.”



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