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, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released a statement following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) announcement to implement work requirements for Arizonans who rely on AHCCCS, the state’s Medicaid program.
Congressman Tom O’Halleran was appointed to the oldest committee in the House of Representatives last week, and said he hopes to use the position to bring more attention to rural and tribal communities.
The congressman, who represents the state’s first congressional district, including Flagstaff and huge swathes of eastern and northern Arizona, will be on the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee.
WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) was selected to serve as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. The committee was established to regulate interstate and foreign commerce, and it has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress.
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced its leadership for the 116th Congress and inducted several new members. In the 116th Congress, the Coalition will fight to restore the American Dream and put our country on the path to prosperity. The Coalition will continue to focus on its long-held mission to pursue commonsense, bipartisan solutions that will get our country’s fiscal house in order and ensure a strong national defense.
The Blue Dog Coalition’s leadership for the 116th Congress will include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.