The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was enacted into law in April, will ultimately provide Puerto Rico with over $10 billion to respond to… Read More »Implications of Puerto Rico’s Territory Status in 2021 Economic Stimulus Spending
The American Rescue Plan dedicates unprecedented resources to the five territories of the U.S. and also includes some assistance to the three former territory areas… Read More »Would Puerto Rico Be Better Off as a Freely Associated State?
A Federal appellate court ruled on Friday that Puerto Ricans are eligible for Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits under the U.S. Constitution. Writing for… Read More »Court Rules Puerto Ricans Entitled To SSI Benefits
Governments, businesses, and residents of the five U.S. territories are poised to obtain billions of dollars in assistance through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic… Read More »Puerto Rico Included in Coronavirus Economic Stimulus
The COVID-19 response bill that U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released this afternoon as an alternative to the bill put forward by… Read More »House Democrats Propose Up to $1.4 Billion for Puerto Rico
With all of the criticism of President Trump’s personal responses to Puerto Rico’s major natural disasters and the territory’s government and his administration’s slow release… Read More »Leaders Unite to Include Puerto Rico in Congressional Proposals
Earlier this week, House Democrats introduced the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to guide and enhance the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 public health… Read More »House Proposal Includes $100 Million in Nutrition Funding for Puerto Rico, Other Territories
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services & Education took advantage of a recent congressional hearing… Read More »DeLauro Uses Committee Post to Push for Puerto Rico