Congress must work to pass bipartisan legislation that improves the health and wellbeing of Americans by expanding access to insurance coverage, bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, and investing in rural hospitals.
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a legislative package that addresses rising prescription drug and health care costs and protects Arizonans with pre-existing conditions.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) for five years and increase funding from $150 million to $200 million. The legislation is cosponsored by Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01), Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04).
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) led a bipartisan group in introducing two bills aimed at reauthorizing and increasing funding for two special diabetes research programs, the Special Statutory Funding Program for Type 1 Diabetes Research (SDP) and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI). Both programs are set to expire on September 30th if action is not taken. The legislation introduced today would reauthorize both programs for five years and increase each program’s funding from $150 million to $200 million a year.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2020 Military, Construction, and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill with language spearheaded by Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07).
The language ensures that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will improve the effectiveness of its suicide prevention outreach campaign. It also requires the VA to provide Congress with a plan on how it will effectively spend its new suicide prevention funding.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act. The legislation reverses a 2018 action taken by the Administration to weaken protections for Americans with preexisting conditions.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran applauded a recent announcement by the U.S. EPA to release a Request for Proposal for the Navajo Abandoned Mine Response and Construction Services contract. The $220 million contract is open for proposals from small businesses.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The legislation includes the Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act (NYTOPA), a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04).
WASHINGTON – Last night, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted unanimously to pass H.R. 1781, the Payment Commission Data Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01), Tom Rice (SC-07) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) last month.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) introduced the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act – bipartisan legislation that extends the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF) for five years and includes modest increases to ensure responsiveness to demands for care and national priority areas.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) to introduce legislation that would improve affordability by reducing premium costs for consumers who purchase plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Care Affordability Act (H.R. 1868) would expand eligibility for premium tax credits beyond 400 percent of the federal poverty line, and would increase the size of the tax credit for all income brackets.