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Arizona's congressional delegation sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt asking them to quickly and equitably distribute economic relief funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the state's tribal governments.
Arizona's entire congressional delegation has urged the Trump administration to work directly with the state's Native Americans, citing an urgent and worsening health and economic crisis for the tribes.
A bipartisan group of 19 U.S. senators and 12 representatives has asked President Donald Trump to ensure that agencies will uphold federal trust and treaty responsibilities to Native American tribes when implementing provisions of the newly enacted COVID-19 spending package.
Northern Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran called on Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily close Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, as a Grand Canyon Village resident became the first to test positive in the area.
With the deadly coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the U.S., and with restrictions on travel and commerce, the phone lines of Arizona’s 11 members of Congress are ringing off the hook.
Call by call, thousands of anxious Arizonans, desperate for information and help, are relying more than ever on a few dozen people who try to solve problems, calm nerves and reconnect loved ones.
Rep. Tom O'Halleran speaks with FOX 10's Anita Roman about his calls for Congress to close the Grand Canyon in light of coronavirus concerns. [View video interview here.]
President Trump on Monday signed into law a bill designed to improve internet and other telecommunication access for rural Americans.
Two Arizona Democrats in Congress said Tuesday they were cautiously optimistic that Native Americans would see more timely and consistent aid in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Four Arizona House Democrats pressed the Trump administration Friday to urgently provide $120 million in emergency aid to the Indian Health Service after delays in sending money to combat the new coronavirus that is sweeping across tribal communities.