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WASHINGTON—This morning, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R.5376, the Build Back Better Act. The package includes significant provisions that will invest in Arizona children and their education, hardworking families, health care, lowering prescription drug prices for seniors, and concrete solutions to combat the climate crisis—longstanding problems that affect all Americans, but rural families most of all.
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) attended President Biden’s signing ceremony for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: a bipartisan legislative package that invests in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, targeting American roads, broadband expansion, electric grids, and water systems. The bill is expected to create two million American jobs per year for the next decade.
WASHINGTON – Tonight, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure deal and voted in favor of a procedural vote to advance debate on the Build Better Back Better Act.
Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema introduced legislation to fully fund and complete a vital drinking water infrastructure project for the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group to re-introduce legislation designed to extend and expand eligibility under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) program to those who have suffered from cancers and other diseases related to fallout from above-ground nuclear weapons testing during the Cold War period of the 1950s and 1960s.
CAMERON – Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez to visit an abandoned uranium mine site in the Navajo Nation and discuss the environmental impacts of such sites with Navajo leadership.
CAMERON – On Thursday (September 16), Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez to visit an abandoned uranium mine site in the Navajo Nation and discuss the environmental impacts of such sites with Navajo leadership.
Bipartisan legislation to extend coverage of payments from the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security to tribal governments for a year, ending on Dec. 30, 2022, has been introduced in the U.S. House.
The CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocated $8 billion for tribal governments through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, but tribes did not start receiving money until May 5, 2020, well after the bill’s statutory deadline, said Representatives Don Young, R-Alaska, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., sponsors of the bill.
WASHINGTON – Today, during a Pro Forma session of Congress, Representative Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to tribal governments from December 30, 2021 to December 30, 2022. The bill is cosponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL).