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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to override President Trump’s veto of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act, legislation to fund our military operations at home and abroad, provide a 3% pay increase for servicemembers, and authorize funding to strengthen America’s ability to respond to a potential COVID-19 resurgence and other infectious diseases in the future.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law Sunday night after Congressional approval of the bill on December 21. The Act includes the federal government’s annual budget in addition to a new coronavirus (Covid-19) relief package and the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act.
Health care workers in Gila County began receiving vaccinations against COVID this week as new cases peaked, hospitals filled up and numbers began the first, hopeful sign of decline.
Gila County health departments this week received the first doses of a high-tech vaccine produced by Moderna, which in clinical trials proved 95% effective with few side effects.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted in favor of H.R. 133: new legislation to address the public health and economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic and to fund the government through September 30, 2021.
CASA GRANDE — Three Pinal County-based organizations will receive a share of recent Violence Against Women Act funding provided through the Arizona STOP Violence Against Women grant program.
Receiving a portion of the $2.5 million funding are:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded the announcement of $2.5 million in funding authorized under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) awarded to 22 organizations throughout Arizona—including six organizations in Arizona’s First Congressional District—that address sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, stalking, and dating violence.
PHOENIX — Arizona’s five Democratic representatives in the U.S. House are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey to extend housing relief in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reps. Raul Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick, Ruben Gallego, Greg Stanton and Tom O’Halleran sent a letter to Ducey on Wednesday asking the governor to answer their questions about the state’s efforts to assist those in need of housing relief.
WASHINGTON – Today, following this week’s Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issuance of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, and expected EUAs of additional vaccines, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Governor Doug Ducey expressing concern with the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, requesting answers about critical infrastructure that must be in place to vaccinate seven million Arizonans over the next six months.
Democratic members of Arizona congressional delegation push for more help for renters
TUCSON, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Members of Arizona's Democratic congressional delegation want Gov. Doug Ducey to do more to ensure people can stay in their homes in the midst of the pandemic.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5541, the Tribal Power Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) that ensures tribal communities can access affordable, reliable energy sources.
The legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02) and passed on voice vote.