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March 30, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—This weekend, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) hosted two conference calls with northern Arizona mayors and the Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System to provide updates on the federal government’s recently passed CARES Act, legislation to address the negative effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and to hear from Arizona stakeholders about what will still need to be addressed in forthcoming legislation. Today, he released the following statement:

March 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, concerned with the lack of attention the Navajo Nation has received from federal agencies responsible for COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts. As of last night, there were 115 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on the Navajo Nation, making up 12% of total cases in Arizona.

March 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), whose district encompasses the Grand Canyon, called on Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily close Grand Canyon National Park to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect the health and safety of park employees, visitors, and families in nearby northern Arizona communities.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third in a series of stimulus packages to address the spread of the coronavirus and the resulting negative effects on the American economy. 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 eligibile Americans.

After the vote, O’Halleran released the following statement:

March 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded over $400,000 in recent grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to community health centers across Arizona’s First Congressional District to address the spread of the coronavirus and assist in response efforts.

March 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded President Trump’s signature of three O’Halleran-led telecommunications bills that will improve broadband access in rural areas and protect our growing national telecommunications infrastructure from foreign threats.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) sent a bipartisan letter signed by 36 members of Congress urging House and Senate leadership to prioritize a legislative solution to a critical flaw in the Medicare telehealth program that does not allow Medicare to cover telehealth services in many rural hospitals.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—As more Americans begin working and learning from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), more people than ever before are using the internet as their primary mode of communication with jobs and schools.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK— Today, in response to reports that the Navajo Nation now has 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent letters to Vice President Pence and Governor Doug Ducey requesting information on their plans to prioritize funding and resources for Indian Country during this public health emergency.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

VILLIAGE OF OAK CREEK— Today, in response to continued national disorganization among COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

“When the administration’s Coronavirus Response Task Force was established, Vice President Pence stated that we need an all government, all American approach to combat this public health crisis. I completely agree.

“That is why I am confused and appalled by the lack of leadership and coordination from the administration during this national emergency.

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