Veterans

Our veterans have faithfully served our country, and it is our responsibility to ensure they have the best care when they return home. My office is available to help veterans if they are having problems with the VA.

More on Veterans

October 5, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — A House bill introduced Thursday would ensure that any veteran who dies from coronavirus in the care of the Department of Veterans Affairs would have service-connected disabilities noted in the cause of death to protect survivor benefits.

If an autopsy of a veteran now states the cause of death is coronavirus instead of a service-connected disability, it has the potential to jeopardize survivor benefits, which are typically awarded to families of veterans who died from an injury or illness related to their military service. 

September 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week, at the start of Suicide Prevention Month, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined as an original cosponsor of H.R. 8144, the VA Mental Health Staffing Act, and H.R.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

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.

June 1, 2020 Press Release

FLAGSTAFF – This month, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) will welcome Tyler Flores to join his Flagstaff office as a Wounded Warrior Fellow to work closely with both veteran and active duty constituents to handle veterans-related casework and to help act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.

April 15, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced he is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for a Wounded Warrior Fellowship position in his Flagstaff District Office. If chosen for the fellowship, the veteran would work closely with both active duty and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between these constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.

March 30, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—This weekend, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) hosted two conference calls with northern Arizona mayors and the Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System to provide updates on the federal government’s recently passed CARES Act, legislation to address the negative effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and to hear from Arizona stakeholders about what will still need to be addressed in forthcoming legislation. Today, he released the following statement:

March 19, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., is no stranger to fighting to create jobs and a stronger economy for all Americans. His latest effort in this area is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to foster workforce training for transitioning military personnel in the growing field of solar energy.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), along with Reps. Susie Lee (D-NV-03), Michael Waltz (R-FL-06), and Denver Riggleman (R-VA-05) introduced H.R.6176, the bipartisan Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, legislation to establish a workforce training program to prepare America’s transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry.

January 22, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK– Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced the annual launch of his “Valentines for Vets” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to veterans in Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“Our brave veterans have served our country selflessly and deserve our support and gratitude every day,” said O’Halleran. “A Valentine’s Day card or handwritten note is a meaningful way to express this gratitude and give back to those who have made immense sacrifices for our country.”

January 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that he had secured $74,136.05 in benefits for a military widow in Arizona’s First Congressional District who had been waiting on the VA to release her pay since June 11, 2019. Following official notice of dispersed benefits, O’Halleran released the following statement:

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