Health Care

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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June 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, during a Pro Forma session of Congress, Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02) introduced the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act. The bill would reaffirm Tribal public health authorities are entitled to access public health data.

June 10, 2021 In The News

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to prioritize cleanup of underground contamination linked to two military installations in Tucson.

A letter sent by Sens. Krysten Sinema and Mark Kelly and Reps. Raul Grijalva, Tom O’Halleran and Ann Kirkpatrick cites chemical plumes emanating from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the Air National Guard installation at Tucson International Airport. Tucson on Tuesday announced plans to shut down a water treatment plan that draws from wells in the airport area.

June 10, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) joined Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) and a bipartisan group of members to introduce the Accountable Care In Rural America Act: legislation to improve the performance standards for health care providers who participate in Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which are part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

June 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) joined Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) and a bipartisan group of members to introduce the Accountable Care In Rural America Act: legislation to improve the performance standards for health care providers who participate in Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which are part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

June 9, 2021 In The News

U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran, Arizona LD-1, came to Miami last week to talk about education, and the need for broadband took center stage.

The congressman was here for a Town Hall in the Miami Junior/Senior High School auditorium, along with area educators and representatives. School Principal Glen Lineberry served as host; he and O’Halleran were joined by Gila County School Superintendent Roy Sandoval, Miami Mayor Sammy Gonzales and Pima Unified School District Superintendent Sean Rickert.

June 7, 2021 In The News

Business is improving at restaurants in Prescott, Flagstaff and Sedona as we emerge from the pandemic, which has hit restaurants especially hard.

In early May, Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran announced that the Small Business Administration’s $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund had begun accepting applications. Many restaurants in Central and Northern Arizona have either already received or applied for these funds.

June 2, 2021 In The News

A bill sponsored by a Marine veteran in Congress could bring Department of Veterans Affairs benefits closer to Native American veterans at Tribal Colleges and Universities, or TCUs.

May 28, 2021 In The News

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College will receive more than $8 million as a result of the American Rescue Plan.

“Approximately half of that money — $4.1 million — has to go directly to students,” said Charmaine Chidester, director of grants for EAC.

The funds will be turned into COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grants of $1,000 a semester to qualified students.

The other half of the money is required to be used to cover COVID-related expenses.

May 22, 2021 In The News

New funding from the American Rescue Plan is making its way to Arizona’s universities and colleges, including Northern Arizona University.

More than $471 million is heading to universities across the state, according to an announcement from Rep. Tom O’Halleran.

The funding is meant to help institutions cope with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and navigate future challenges, according to a statement from O’Halleran’s office.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) detailed the benefits of the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit (CTC) he helped pass as part of the American Rescue Plan. Data compiled shows that the families of 167,000 First District children will receive the monthly CTC payment via their yearly tax filing.

 

The extended tax filing deadline for both Arizona and federal taxes is Monday, May 17.

 

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