Puerto Rico governor supports delegate's effort to help disabled

MEETING: Del. Michael San Nicolas met on Sept. 12 with Gov. Wanda Vázquez-Garced of Puerto Rico and received her endorsement for legislation seeking to apply Supplemental Security Income on Guam. Supplemental Security Income is a federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Vázquez-Garced took office on Aug. 7, 2019, following the resignation of former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in July. "It is an incredible honor for the new governor of Puerto Rico to make our mutual support a priority of hers at the onset of her tenure as governor," San Nicolas added. In their meeting, in San Nicolas' Washington, D.C., office, Vàzquez-Garced affirmed their mutual support for resolving Medicaid funding issues, the impending cockfighting ban, and the need for assistance in getting certain programmed funds due to Puerto Rico, San Nicolas stated in a press release. Photo courtesy of Del. Michael San Nicolas's office