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View the letter here: Letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
By Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi
On July 25th, 62 years ago, the Constitution of Puerto Rico took effect. This document is worthy of study and respect. It contains language that confirms our devotion to democracy and our commitment to equality. It reflects the fact that we cherish both our Puerto Rican identity and our American citizenship.
Washington, DC—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi welcomed the release last night of a $17 billion bill that will overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system and authorize construction of a new, state-of-the art community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) for veterans in Ponce and the surrounding municipalities. This clinic, which will be twice as large
Washington, DC—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is allocating over $91 million to 27 municipalities in Puerto Rico and to the U.S. territory’s Office of the Commissioner for Municipal Affairs (OCAM, for its Spanish-language acronym).
Washington, DC—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, has allocated $740,299 in federal grants to support the conservation and management of fisheries in the waters surrounding Puerto Rico.