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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May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2878: a legislative package to support veterans which includes the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ-07), Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL), and Tom Cole (R-OK-04) to better connect Native American veteran students and their families to VA services.

May 5, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House Veterans Affairs Committee passed H.R. 2878, the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act. The bipartisan bill was reintroduced last week by Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) to connect Native veterans and their families to VA services and vocational support by expanding the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).
 
March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Senate-amended version of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a comprehensive legislative package to address the public health and economic crises caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The legislation now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature.

February 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Early this morning, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion package to address the public health and economic fallout caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

January 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This month, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) welcomed JoAnna Mendoza to return to his team as Deputy District Director. Mendoza, a veteran herself, previously served as O’Halleran’s Veteran Service Representative in the 115th and 116th Congresses.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted in favor of H.R. 133: new legislation to address the public health and economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic and to fund the government through September 30, 2021.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the bipartisan Conference Report on H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The annual legislation includes a 3% pay increase for servicemembers, authorization of funding to strengthen American ability to respond to potential COVID-19 resurgence and other infectious diseases in the future, and improvements to military family paid maternal and paternal leave, child care, and sexual assault prevention and response programs within the U.S. armed forces.

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.

August 14, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, in honor of National Navajo Code Talkers Day, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

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