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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July 11, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — The delays in tribes receiving Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act have caused some tribes to seek extensions to spend the money. As it stands now, funds received from the CARES Act must be spent by tribes by December 30, 2020.

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocating $8 billion for tribal governments under the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Tribes across America did not receive any funds until May 5, 2020, well after the bill’s statutory deadline.

July 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to tribal governments from December 30, 2020 to December 30, 2022. The bill is cosponsored by Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA-08).

July 9, 2020 Contributed Columns

O’Halleran Introduces Bill to Extend Deadline for Tribes to Spend CARES Act Funding

Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to tribal governments from December 30, 2020 to December 30, 2022. The bill is cosponsored by Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA-08).

July 8, 2020 In The News

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Arizona’s five Democrats in the House of Representatives are calling on the federal government to help Arizona with a coronavirus testing blitz as coronavirus cases surge.

Rep. Ruben Gallego tweeted out a letter that he, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Tom O’Halleran and Rep. Greg Stanton sent to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on the state’s behalf. They say COVID-19 testing is "dangerously" limited and hasn't kept up with demand.

July 8, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Yesterday, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor asking them to work together to facilitate a “massive testing blitz” in Arizona.

July 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Tomorrow, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) will participate in an Energy and Commerce Full Committee Hearing on the needs of tribal communities during COVID-19 and beyond.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, sweeping legislation to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and improve our roads, bridges, transit systems, schools, housing, broadband programs, and water and sanitation systems. 

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that over $400,000 in CARES Act funding he secured for Arizona community health centers had been awarded to North Country Healthcare in Flagstaff under the Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Today, following reports that a federal judge had ruled that Alaska Native corporations can access the $8 billion coronavirus aid fund set aside for tribal governments under the CARES Act, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

June 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act (ACA), make available plans more affordable, and strengthen protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

Following the bill’s passage, O’Halleran issued the following statement:

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