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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

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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August 22, 2019 Press Release

CASA GRANDE—This week, Congressman O’Halleran (AZ-01) welcomed Rudy Cota III to join his Casa Grande office as a Veterans Services Representative.

“Our veterans served bravely, and when they return from defending our country, they deserve our support and respect,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “I’m pleased that Rudy will be joining our team to serve Arizona veterans and ensure they receive the benefits and honors they have earned.”

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass a bipartisan two-year budget deal.

July 18, 2019 Contributed Columns

WASHINGTON D.C. – On Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted unanimously to advance a major, bipartisan bill sponsored by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to the full House of Representatives for a final vote. The bill, the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act – previously the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act – includes the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Reauthorization Act, which O’Halleran introduced earlier this year.

The REACH Act includes:

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to fund seven departments and related agencies and passed provisions introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to address wildfire risks, expedite uranium mine cleanup, and improve tribal health care, among other important issues.

June 21, 2019 Press Release

CASA GRANDE – After months of working with veteran service organizations, community health programs, the Pinal County Housing Authority, and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that a pilot program to house homeless and at-risk veterans in Pinal County would be launched.

June 4, 2019 In The News

After years of work, construction officially began on the first veterans home in northern Arizona on Saturday during a groundbreaking hosted by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS).

The McMillian Mesa facility is planned to offer three 20-bed long-term homes, each fully furnished, and one 20-bed memory care home, said ADVS director Wanda Wright.

May 23, 2019 Contributed Columns

WASHINGTON D.C. – On Tuesday, May 21, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass nine bipartisan bills to support Arizona veterans. The legislation includes investments in suicide prevention programs, workforce training for transitioning service members, and improved and expanded care for veterans.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass nine bipartisan bills to support Arizona veterans. The legislation includes investments in suicide prevention programs, workforce training for transitioning servicemembers, and improved and expanded care for veterans.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2020 Military, Construction, and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill with language spearheaded by Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07).

The language ensures that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will improve the effectiveness of its suicide prevention outreach campaign. It also requires the VA to provide Congress with a plan on how it will effectively spend its new suicide prevention funding.

May 3, 2019 In The News

RED ROCK — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, is demanding that the Defense Department fix a discrepancy that’s keeping service members at a Pinal County air base from their full military benefits.

The congressman sent a letter to Defense on Friday, asking it to correct the housing allowance given to National Guard members stationed at Silverbell Army Heliport. O’Halleran claims service members have reported not receiving an accurate allowance amount.