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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VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, following news that the Supreme Court would not expedite review of last month’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to strike down many key aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including provisions protecting people with pre-existing conditions, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, legislative packages to fund all 12 appropriations bills through the end of FY2020 and keep the federal government open ahead of the December 20 deadline. Both packages passed yesterday include provisions championed by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), including extenders for community health centers and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, as well as many other accomplishments for Arizonans.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a landmark health care measure Thursday that proponents say would dramatically reduce rising prescription drugs prices and significantly expand access to health care benefits and services.
U.S. representatives from Arizona, New Mexico and Kansas introduced legislation last week to support caregiving services for Native American senior citizens.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, legislation to lower the costs of prescription drugs by capping out-of-pocket drug costs, empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug companies, and making those prices available to Americans with private insurance as well.
WASHINGTON—Today, the House Rules Committee voted to include an amendment from Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to H.R.3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. O’Halleran’s amendment improves access to quality rural health care by establishing grant programs that increase funding and opportunities for doctors to study and work in rural and medically underserved areas.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), along with Reps. Deb Haaland (NM-01), Sharice Davids (KS-03), and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, introduced the Tribal Elder Care Improvement Act, legislation to expand supportive services for aging Native American populations.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of lawmakers from Arizona and New Mexico to introduce H.Res 737, a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must do more to clean up and remediate toxic, abandoned uranium mine sites on the Navajo Nation.
WASHINGTON—Late last month, following news that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had contracted the independent firm Tetra Tech to assist in uranium mining remediation on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) raising his concerns over reports that revealed Tetra Tech EC, a subsidiary to the parent company, had previously been under investi
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee markup, Chairman Frank Pallone (NJ-03) affirmed his commitment to cleaning up abandoned uranium mines and providing adequate compensation for impacted families and former uranium mine workers after hearing Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) speak about the importance of this ongoing issue.