More on Tribal Sovereignty
WASHINGTON— Today, during a Pro Forma session of Congress, Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02) introduced the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act. The bill would reaffirm Tribal public health authorities are entitled to access public health data.
A bill sponsored by a Marine veteran in Congress could bring Department of Veterans Affairs benefits closer to Native American veterans at Tribal Colleges and Universities, or TCUs.
The he US House of Representatives earlier this month passed H.R. 2878: a legislative package to support veterans which includes the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.), Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) to better connect Native American veteran students and their families to VA services.
New funding from the American Rescue Plan is making its way to Arizona’s universities and colleges, including Northern Arizona University.
More than $471 million is heading to universities across the state, according to an announcement from Rep. Tom O’Halleran.
The funding is meant to help institutions cope with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and navigate future challenges, according to a statement from O’Halleran’s office.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Tom O’Halleran (R-AZ-01), and Tom Cole (R-OK-04) reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral, Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes (RESPECT) Act.
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2878: a legislative package to support veterans which includes the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ-07), Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL), and Tom Cole (R-OK-04) to better connect Native American veteran students and their families to VA services.
WASHINGTON – Tonight, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting to pass his Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act: bipartisan legislation to bring the Blackwater Trading Post near Coolidge, and owned by the Gila River Indian Community, into trust status.
The Senate still refuses to take up the House-passed Violence Against Women Act.
But that hasn’t stopped a bipartisan group led by Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran from trying to do something about sky-high rates of domestic violence in reservation communities.
The House has twice re-authorized the Violence Against Women Act, most recently on a 244 to 172 vote. The act provides funding for Domestic Violence Shelters and funds a host of other initiatives.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded recent guidance released by the U.S. Treasury for states, counties, cities, and tribes to begin the process of obtaining their allocated Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, secured under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.