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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

Health

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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November 14, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — In an effort to address the country’s opioid crisis, President Donald Trump signed on Wednesday comprehensive legislation that contains provisions introduced by one of Pinal County’s congressional representatives.

The Support for Patients and Communities Act is a collection of bipartisan bills meant to combat addiction to medically prescribed painkillers.

October 30, 2018 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter, signed by Reps. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), urging Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to drop a lawsuit that would nullify, if successful, pre-existing condition protections for Arizonans.

October 24, 2018 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, which includes provisions introduced and championed by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01).

Included in the final bill is the Rural DOCS Act, which was introduced by O’Halleran, and the ROOT Act, which was introduced by Rep. Diane Black (TN-06) and O’Halleran.

October 2, 2018 Contributed Columns

For 83 years, Social Security and Medicare have given retirees, disabled workers, and families across the country health and economic security. These programs are not only a lifeline for more than 155,000 Arizonans in the First Congressional District, they also play an important role in local economies across the state. Protecting and preserving your benefits, and those of future generations of Arizona workers, will always be a top priority of mine.

October 2, 2018 Contributed Columns

Few things have shaped my life more than the 13 years I served as a police officer.

My very first call as a cop involved domestic violence. I still remember it and other domestic violence and sexual assault cases. While I saw a great deal of violence and worked hard to get justice for all victims, the especially heartbreaking cases were those that involved children.

October 2, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday let stand an Obama-era moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, declining to hear a challenge to the ban by mining groups.

The 20-year ban on new mines was imposed in 2012 by then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to protect the air and water around the canyon. But opponents called the move overreach by government bureaucrats who should have been subject to congressional veto.

October 1, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation that includes two bills introduced by U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., earlier this year to address the opioid epidemic that has devastated communities.

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation that includes two bills introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) earlier this year to address the opioid epidemic that has devastated communities.

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Capped Allowable Payments from Seniors (CAPS) for Prescriptions Act, to limit the out-of-pocket costs seniors on Medicare pay for their prescription drugs. Under the CAPS for Prescriptions Act, annual out-of-pocket costs for drug payments, including deductibles, coinsurance, co-pays, and other uncovered costs for Medicare beneficiaries are capped at $2,600.

September 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C. – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), member of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, and Co-Chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, and Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) introduced the Helping End Abusive Living Situations (HEALS) Act. This bipartisan piece of legislation will aid victims in their search for a home, as well as provide the required recovery resources.