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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Late last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), whose District includes much of the Grand Canyon National Park, sent a letter signed by Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) urging President Donald Trump to not modify Public Land Order Number 7787, the 20-year ban on new uranium mining projects in the Grand Canyon Watershed.
In a November, 1st announcement, the U.S. Forest Service announced its recommendation to revise the mining ban and allow mining operations to begin on previously withdrawn land.
WASHINGTON – On Friday, October 27, 2017, a bipartisan group of more than 150 U.S. Representatives sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing serious concerns over the expiration of the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF). The CHCF, which accounts for 70% of community health centers’ federal grant funding, expired at the end of September 2017.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced the opioid crisis is a public health emergency:
SEDONA - Today, in response to the news that Senators Alexander and Murray have reached a bipartisan health care plan, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement: "Arizona families live in fear that their health care premiums could skyrocket or that they could lose their access to coverage any day. For too long, Washington has played political football with their health and wellbeing, and it must stop.
SEDONA, AZ – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran released a statement following President Donald Trump’s assertions that Congress was failing to act on health care reform:
“The President's ill-advised policies are hurting Americans by driving up the cost of health insurance and his divisive statements make it difficult to forge compromise in Congress. While he engages in political games, the Problem Solvers Caucus has worked tirelessly on a serious, bipartisan proposal to protect affordable health care coverage that millions rely on every single day.
SEDONA, AZ – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran responded to news that President Donald Trump will end cost-sharing reduction payments, subsidies to insurers that reduce the cost of health coverage for lower-income Americans.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus sent a letter urging Congressional leaders from both parties to work on a bipartisan solution that brings down health care costs for the American people.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran sent a bipartisan letter, signed by Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), David Young (R-IA-03), and Joe Courtney (D-CT-01), urging Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to bring H.R. 3770, the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2017, to the floor for a vote before September 30th.
The federal Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire at the end of the month. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a bipartisan group of Arizona’s congressional representatives are pushing for its immediate reauthorization.
The CHIP program provides funds for states to insure low-to-middle income children who aren’t eligible for Medicaid. In Arizona, it pays for KidsCare, which covers about 22,000 children.
SEDONA – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran expressed his concerns about the Cassidy-Graham health care bill in the Senate: