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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After 45 years of offering services to veterans in Maricopa County, the Veterans Upward Bound Program is making its way to Pinal County.
Over the course of our nation’s history, millions of brave men and women stepped up and vowed to protect our communities from those who wish to do us harm. We have made a solemn commitment to support those returning brave soldiers and their families, but sadly, Congress has failed to address the most pressing issues impacting these Americans for too long.
WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) sent a letter to Barbara Oemcke, Medical Center Director of the Northern VA Health Care System, seeking answers regarding recently-revealed poor quality of care and health outcomes at the Community Living Center in Prescott.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) announced the intoduction of her Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, which would direct the U.S. Department of Energy to implement a workforce training program to help prepare our nation's transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry. Rosen introduced the bipartisan legislation with Reps. Steve Knight (R-CA), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ).
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Combatting Opioid Misuse Before Addiction for our Troops (COMBAT) Act with Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06). This bipartisan bill prevents the overprescription of opioids to active duty servicemembers, their families, and retirees who use TRICARE by requiring the Department of Defense to implement a seven day first-fill limit for opioid prescriptions.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced federal funding to begin construction of the long-awaited proposed veterans home in Flagstaff. Awardees, including an additional project for a veterans home in Yuma, were notified by the Department of Veterans Affairs last week.
Flagstaff learned Friday that it will receive federal funding to construct an 80-bed nursing home for veterans on McMillan Mesa, Flagstaff leaders announced Friday.
The federal government has allocated funding to complete 52 projects on the 2018 list, and Flagstaff is number 52, Mayor Coral Evans said.
Evans said if all goes according to plan, construction can begin on the home in spring of 2019, and will be completed in 18 to 24 months. Yuma also received funding for a veterans’ home as part of the announcement.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as a government shutdown looms over Washington, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Charlie Crist (FL-13) led a letter signed by five other members of Congress to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In the letter, the lawmakers, who previously supported continuing resolutions this fiscal year, expressed their concern over the absence of a critical budget agreement and bipartisan solutions to the challenges our nation faces.
WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Rep. Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) joined the American Red Cross to sign holiday cards for American servicemembers serving abroad, veterans, and military families.
"It is difficult for these brave men and women to spend holidays away from their loved ones and families," said Rep. O'Halleran. "It was an honor to join my colleagues and the folks from the American Red Cross to bring our troops and their families a little cheer and show our appreciation for their service and commitment to our great country."
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a day before the country celebrates and honors the service of our veterans, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Fairness for Rural Veterans Act, a bill that will make it easier for rural communities to compete for federal funding to build new state veterans nursing homes. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) are original cosponsors of the legislation.