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WASHINGTON—Today, following continued lack of action from Senate leadership to come to a viable compromise on a new coronavirus aid package that does not sacrifice the well-being of American families in the process, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to three EDA Economic Development District organizations in Arizona to assist economically-distressed communities in responding to the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic. $400,000 in awarded funding will go to the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) in Flagstaff, Arizona.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed the COVID Preparedness, Response, and Effective Planning for Advanced Requirements by the Executive Branch (PREPARE) Act, a bill cosponsored by Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) to require federal agencies to submit a report to Congress on the steps they are taking to respond to a potential resurgence of COVID-19, including measurable goals, anticipated challenges, and how they will consult with Congress.
WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Child Care is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act: two bills to increase affordability and accessibility of child care for struggling families, and ensure that providers have the resources and guidance they need to continue serving families during the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging the inclusion of targeted funding to ensure that we can continue to build and implement a national testing and contact tracing strategy and expand laboratory capacity to decrease testing-turnaround time in the next coronavirus aid package.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): bipartisan legislation that fully funds our military operations at home and abroad, continues to address the coronavirus pandemic, and addresses harmful uranium mining operations near the Grand Canyon.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Tomorrow, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Agriculture Committee will participate as in a Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Hearing on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA-01) to introduce the State Stockpile Readiness Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would mandate full funding of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), and authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to states to expand or maintain a strategic stockpile of critical drugs, medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other essential products in the event of a public health emergency.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) hosted a telephone town hall to hear directly from families across Arizona’s First Congressional District about the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has affected K-12 education in Arizona. He was joined by Joe Thomas, President of the Arizona Education Association, and over 2,100 Arizonans concerned about education.
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.