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.

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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 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:

December 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that he had secured $84,989.44 in backpay for a veteran in Arizona’s First Congressional District who had been waiting for his disability severance pay since 2005. Following notice of the casework success, Congressman O’Halleran released the following statement:

November 6, 2019 In The News

In 2004, Sergeant Daniel Somers was deployed to Iraq with the National Guard as part of a Tactical Human Intelligence Team. There, he served in over 400 combat missions. 

After his second deployment, Daniel was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury suffered during combat and several other medical issues.

Nearly a decade after he joined the military, 30-year-old Daniel died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, down the street from his home in Phoenix.

October 29, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, plans to hold a veterans town hall in Eloy next week.

It is one of four town halls he plans in Arizona's Congressional District 1. The other town halls will be in Winslow, Flagstaff and Sedona.

The Eloy town hall will be Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pinal Hispanic Council, 107 E. 4th St.

October 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced four upcoming veterans town halls in Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“Our veterans have served our country selflessly, and it is our responsibility to ensure they have access to the resources they were promised when they return home. I look forward to hearing from veterans in my district about their concerns and bringing those concerns to the attention of Congress.”

Event details are as follows:

**UPDATED: Winslow's Town Hall has been cancelled due to illness**

October 18, 2019 In The News

There was no doubt in Ron Maassen’s mind where his father’s latest military honor would be displayed.


“It’s going back to Wisconsin,” he said. “We still have the old family house where I grew up. There’s a wall that has many of his other honors hung. There’s a little museum and memorial right there for him.”

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) joined Congressmen Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) to re-introduce the bipartisan Nursing Home Care for Native American Veterans Act, legislation to encourage the construction of veteran nursing care homes on tribal lands by closing a loophole that prevents them from receiving federal construction and operations grant money. 

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