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WASHINGTON - Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Larry Bucshon, M.D.
Many Americans were shocked and dismayed when Congress recessed for a summer break in August without finalizing a second coronavirus relief/stimulus package due to a stalemate in negotiations between the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives and the Republican-led U.S. Senate.
This week, as Congress gets back to business in Washington, D.C., questions remain about the next coronavirus relief bill while millions of citizens who have suffered a variety of impacts from the pandemic anxiously wait for answers.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01), Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02), and Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) introduced The Renal Anemia Innovation Support and Expansion (RAISE) Act, legislation to keep older patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) healthy by expanding Medicare to cover an effective oral treatment for renal anemia that can be taken in the safety of their own homes.
CASA GRANDE—Yesterday afternoon, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) hosted a listening session with members of the Casa Grande Union High School and Elementary School Districts to take questions and concerns from educators and administrators, learn what is and is not working, and what Arizona schools need from the federal government to help kids succeed safely this fall.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, following reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had announced a plan to open an “Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains” in Colorado that will focus on tracking and cleaning up abandoned mines in Western states, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services had awarded over $3.5 million in grant funding to support Gila River Indian Community Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined the voices of Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer in calling on the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to honor tribal sovereignty and adhere to the Navajo Nation’s position that all federally operated schools under the control of BIE remain closed for face-to-face and in-classroom instruction for the entirety of the Fall 2020 semester.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had awarded a total of over $1 million in grant funding to community health centers across Arizona’s First Congressional District.
PAYSON - Congressman Tom O’Halleran issued a statement saying he’s “outraged” by the Republican Senate’s refusal to respond to House Democrat’s passage of a second, $3.4 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill that would extend unemployment benefits, provide help for schools and local government, provide a second $1,200 check for every taxpayer and support other programs to cope with the pandemic.
Senate Republicans did not pass a bill of their own before the House and Senate went on recess to hit the campaign trail.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, following the Senate’s move to adjourn for August recess without passing a new COVID-19 aid package to provide critical relief for American families, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement: