Legislative action

Congress has now passed four legislative packages to address the negative effects of the coronavirus. Details about provisions secured within each package are available throughout my website, and one-pagers on each bill are linked below.

Coronavirus Preparedness And Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R.6074):

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act was the first effort to address the spread of the coronavirus. The $8.3 billion funding package that appropriated funds to develop and research a vaccine for COVID-19, fund public health programs, assist in procuring necessary resources and supplies, and provide much-needed relief to affected small businesses in the form of low-interested loans.

O'Halleran's wins for AZ-01 in H.R.6074, HERE.

An explainer of the legislation, HERE

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201):

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the second phase in the congressional response to the spread of the coronavirus appropriated billions in supplemental funding to ensure free testing for COVID-19, extended paid sick leave for families affected, expanded nutrition assistance, and additional protections for first responders and public health workers on the front lines of the crisis.

O'Halleran's wins for AZ-01 in H.R.6201, HERE.

An explainer of the legislation, HERE

More information available on the Department of Labor's website, HERE.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R.748):

The CARES Act is the largest package passed thus far. The bill encompasses $2 trillion in supplemental funding for hospitals and health care facilities, nutrition assistance, unemployment, small business loans, and dedicated tribal funding, and sends direct payments to eligible Americans.

O'Halleran's wins for AZ-01 in H.R.748, HERE.

An explainer of the legislation, HERE

A comprehensive FAQ fact sheet on the CARES Act, HERE

Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266):

This emergency, interim legislation provides new aid to the American people in the form of funding for hospitals and health care workers, expands testing operations, and establishes a national strategic testing plan, outlining guidance for states. The bill infuses new funding into the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, programs under the CARES Act that had already run out of funding.

O'Halleran's wins for AZ-01 in H.R. 266, HERE.

Heroes Act (H.R. 6800):

The Heroes Act would provide much-needed funding for testing, tracing, treatment operations, small businesses, state, local, and tribal governments and broadband programs. This bill was passed in the House of Representatives on May 15th, but has not been voted on in the Senate.

More information about the legislation can be found HERE.

Additional fact sheets:

Links to fact sheets on each bill, prepared by various House and Senate Committees of jurisdiction can be found, HERE

FAQ document from Financial Services, HERE

O'Halleran Legislative and outreach action:

Follow the links below to learn about the specific actions Rep. O'Halleran has taken to protect and inform Arizona families. 

O’Halleran Bill to Expand Electricity in Indian Country Passes Out of Committee July 17

O’Halleran Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Fund Strategic National Stockpile July 15

O’Halleran Discusses Pandemic Effects on Education in Arizona During Tele-Town Hall July 15

O’Halleran Introduces Bill to Extend Deadline for Tribes to Spend CARES Act Funding July 9

Rep. O’Halleran, Members of AZ Delegation Request FEMA Testing Blitz in Arizona July 8

O'Halleran Introduces Legislation to Connect Students and Families with Computers July 6

O'Halleran Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Provide Relief to Rural Service Providers July 2

Flagstaff Community Health Center Receives Telehealth Funding July 1

O’Halleran: Tribal governments, not corporations, deserve full COVID-19 relief they were promised June 30

O’Halleran: We need urgent, tangible action to fight COVID-19 June 23

O’Halleran: More must be done to address COVID-19 in Arizona, nationally June 18

O’Halleran Calls for Funding for USPS June 11

O’Halleran Blasts Dept of Education, Interior for Delay in CARES Act Funding to Tribal Schools June 5

O’Halleran, Haaland, Gallego Hold FEMA Accountable to Tribes June 4

House Passes O’Halleran-Endorsed Bill to Improve PPP, Cut Red Tape May 28

O’Halleran Urges Action to Address Potentially Faulty PPE Sent to Navajo May 26

O’Halleran Urges Oversight of PPE Sent to Navajo Nation May 24

O’Halleran Calls for Investment in Land and Water Conservation Fund May 20

O’Halleran Announces New Coronavirus Response Funding for Arizona Tribes May 20

O’Halleran Joins Bipartisan Group to Introduce SMART Fund in the House of Representatives May 18

O’Halleran Votes in Favor of New Coronavirus Relief Package May 15

O’Halleran Calls for Accountability in Legislative Process to Address COVID-19 May 13

O’Halleran Visits Gila River Indian Community Testing Facility May 12

O’Halleran Secures $23.2 Million for AZ-01 Hospitals May 11

O’Halleran, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Aid Rural Health Clinics During Pandemic May 11

O’Halleran Joins Bipartisan Group to Cosponsor Legislation to Expand PPP Loan Eligibility to Local Chambers of Commerce May 11

O’Halleran Announces Over $3.2 Million in Grant Funding to Expand Coronavirus Testing in AZ-01 May 7

O’Halleran Announces Funding for Tribal Telehealth May 6

O’Halleran Urges Coordinated, National Testing Strategy May 6

At O’Halleran’s Request, First Wave of Long Overdue CARES Act Funding Reaches AZ Tribes May 5

O’Halleran Outlines Five Asks for Next Coronavirus Package April 30

O’Halleran, Colleagues Call for Immediate Release of CARES Act Funding to Tribes April 29

O’Halleran Expands PPP Loan Eligibility for Tribal Enterprises April 24

O’Halleran Votes in Favor of Interim, Emergency Coronavirus Legislation April 23

O’Halleran Will Vote in Favor of Interim Emergency Coronavirus Legislation April 22

O’Halleran Frustrated with Lack of Funding for State, Local, Tribal Governments in Interim Coronavirus Legislation April 21

O’Halleran, Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Release Back to Work Checklist April 20

Rural Communities Left Behind in Coronavirus Response Says O’Halleran April 20

O’Halleran Urges Immediate Action for Paycheck Protection Program, Health Care Facilities, Arizona Families April 16

O’Halleran Urges Prioritization of Tribal Governments, Not Corporations, in CARES Act Funding Distribution April 15

O’Halleran Calls on USDA Secretary to Support AZ-01 Dairy Farmers April 15

O’Halleran Calls for Increased Availability of Coronavirus Test Kits April 14

O’Halleran Calls on HHS to Quickly Disperse Funding for Rural, Tribal, Medically Underserved Areas April 10

O’Halleran to Congressional Leadership: Next Stimulus Must be Focused on Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic, Not Partisan Proposals April 3

Reps. O'Halleran and Gallego lead Arizona Delegation in Urging Immediate Relief for Arizona Tribes April 3

Heeding O’Halleran’s Advice, Grand Canyon National Park Closes to Help Slow Spread of Coronavirus April 1

O’Halleran Helps Secure Much-Needed COVID-19 Aid on Navajo March 31

O’Halleran Continues COVID-19 Outreach with Arizona Mayors, VA Leadership March 30

O’Halleran Renews Urgent Call on Federal Government to Prioritize COVID-19 Response on Navajo Nation March 29

O’Halleran Calls on DOI to Close Grand Canyon National Park March 28

O’Halleran Secures Billions in Funding for Arizona Families, Health Care Workers, Veterans, Small Businesses, and Tribes March 27

O’Halleran, Smith Lead Bipartisan Group to Call on Congressional Leadership to Prioritize Seniors’ Health During Coronavirus Crisis March 23

O’Halleran Urges Prioritization of Rural, Tribal Broadband Needs During Coronavirus Changes to Work, School March 23

Tribal Communities Are Being Overlooked in COVID-19 Response, Says O’Halleran March 20

O’Halleran Calls on Administration to Uphold All Government, All American Approach to Address COVID-19 Crisis March 20

Congressman O’Halleran, Senator Sinema and Arizona’s Congressional Delegation Urge Health Officials to Protect Arizonans’ Health Care March 19

O’Halleran Urges Prioritization of Working Families in New Legislative Package to Address Negative Effects of Coronavirus March 19

O’Halleran Urges Indian Health Services to Provide Tribes with Guidance, Resources March 17

O'Halleran Votes for Aggressive Measures to Address Coronavirus Impact  March 14

O'Halleran Announces Updated Office Procedures in Response to Coronavirus Concerns March 14

O'Halleran Sends Letter to VP Pence on Coronavirus Response March 10

O'Halleran Cancels Town Halls Due to Coronavirus Concerns March 10

O'Halleran Votes for House Funding Package to Address Coronavirus Spread March 4