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 has a dedicated Veterans Services Representative. If you need assistance with your VA benefits, or have other questions, please reach out to Rudy Cota on my staff at the contact information below.

Email: Rudy.Cota3@mail.house.gov 

Cell phone number: (928) 210-8165 

More on Veterans

July 26, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted to pass the final FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a number of provisions he introduced and championed. The legislative package, which allocates funds for military operations at home and abroad, includes critical investments and resources for Arizona’s military installations and personnel.

The bill passed in a bipartisan 359-54 vote.

June 27, 2018 In The News

After 45 years of offering services to veterans in Maricopa County, the Veterans Upward Bound Program is making its way to Pinal County.

June 26, 2018 Contributed Columns

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.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

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.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

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).

June 20, 2018 Press Release

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.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

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. 

April 15, 2018 In The News

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.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded a bipartisan spending bill that prioritizes rural America, strengthens our national defense, and improves background checks for legal gun purchases, among other things.

“Congressional leaders did something no one expected. They worked together to create a bipartisan funding bill that focuses on the needs of our communities. This funding bill will make our communities safer and invest in the future of our nation. It is a step in the right direction.

March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) and the Blue Dog Coalition launched a Special Task Force on Rural America, which will produce commonsense solutions for the rural communities across the country that were left behind after the Great Recession.

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