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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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. 

September 25, 2019 In The News

On Friday, the Prescott VA honored National POW/MIA Recognition Day by remembering the sacrifices of those captured and imprisoned by the enemy, and those for whom their families still grieve as their fate remains unknown.

About 150 civic leaders, community residents and members of all branches of the military attended the event, which included a presentation by Medical Center Director Barbara Oemcke to World War II Prisoner of War Peter Marshall, who was held captive for 1,368 days.

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.”

August 18, 2019 In The News

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — United States Congressman Tom O’Halleran addressed members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window Rock. Congressman O’Halleran’s report included updates on increasing federal funding for tribal projects, improving veterans’ services and his recent visits with Navajo communities.

“Your voice is being heard. Is it heard to the level that I want to see it? No, not yet. But we will continue in that direction,” said Congressman O’Halleran.

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:

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