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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October 8, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON—As the House continues its consideration of H.R. 3, Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019, the Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed and called on Congress to take up a series of additional prescription drug pricing bills that, if taken up individually, could pass a Democratic-led House and a Republican-led Senate. 

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) joined Congressmen Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) to re-introduce the bipartisan Nursing Home Care for Native American Veterans Act, legislation to encourage the construction of veteran nursing care homes on tribal lands by closing a loophole that prevents them from receiving federal construction and operations grant money. 

September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following an announcement from the Speaker’s office of the introduction of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

September 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group to introduce the Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act. The legislation would address barriers that stand in the way of improving the efficiency of law enforcement agency data sharing and officer recruitment and retention, both of which are imperative to addressing the growing crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.

August 18, 2019 In The News

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — United States Congressman Tom O’Halleran addressed members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window Rock. Congressman O’Halleran’s report included updates on increasing federal funding for tribal projects, improving veterans’ services and his recent visits with Navajo communities.

“Your voice is being heard. Is it heard to the level that I want to see it? No, not yet. But we will continue in that direction,” said Congressman O’Halleran.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass a bipartisan two-year budget deal.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Custody Act. The bipartisan legislation establishes basic and humanitarian care standards for individuals in CBP custody.

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (NY-20), and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Ranking Member John Shimkus (IL-15) to request information from EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding efforts to clean up and remediate abandoned uranium mine sites.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following his visit to the Museum Fire command center yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) urged constituents impacted by the fire to utilize his Flagstaff office as they seek information and resources.

July 18, 2019 Contributed Columns

WASHINGTON D.C. – On Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted unanimously to advance a major, bipartisan bill sponsored by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to the full House of Representatives for a final vote. The bill, the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act – previously the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act – includes the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Reauthorization Act, which O’Halleran introduced earlier this year.

The REACH Act includes: