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WASHINGTON—Today, following reports that the Trump Administration asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the midst of a global public health crisis, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON—This week, leadership in the House of Representatives formally released the text of H.R. 2—the Moving Forward Act—sweeping legislation to address America’s crumbling national infrastructure by making critical improvements and investments in our roads, bridges, schools, broadband capabilities, and more. Within the package is H.R.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) participated in a House Energy and Commerce Hearing on oversight of the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the hearing, O’Halleran inquired about the continued lack of a national testing strategy, the delay of much-needed attention paid to COVID-19 hotspots on tribal lands, and strategies to address rising coronavirus cases in states like Arizona by expanding contact tracing operations. Following today’s hearing, O’Halleran released the following statement:
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, over one month after House passage of the Heroes Act, and following continued reports that COVID-19 cases are rising in Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement urging swift, bicameral action to secure funding and resources for struggling American families, and the rapid development of a comprehensive, national response plan.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK— Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), along with Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) held a conference call with FEMA leadership to discuss the significant delay tribal communities have experienced receiving COVID-19 resources and PPE from the federal government during this global pandemic.
Speaking with the Representatives were the Deputy Director of the Resource Support Section at the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) and FEMA’s National Joint Information Center Tribal Liaison Officer.
Several of Arizona's congressional Democrats are denouncing a $3 million contract given to a former Trump administration official who has provided substandard or defective respirator masks to the Navajo Nation, calling for an investigation of the matter.
Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., who chairs a House subcommittee on indigenous people, said the contract, given to a former staffer who set up a company less than two weeks before winning the deal, is reflective of a larger issue.
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL) introduced H.R. 7056, legislation to allocate funding for the Indian Health Services Sanitation Facilities Construction Program to construct and improve critical sanitation projects across Indian Country.
Navajo Indian Health Service Area supplied with KN95 respirator masks that have come under scrutiny for providing inadequate protection against COVID-19
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to House Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC-06), Chairman of the new House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and a letter to Representatives Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Diana DeGette (CO-01), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, urging an immediate investigation into potentially faulty Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sent to Navajo Nation hospitals.