O’Halleran Outraged by Lack of Senate Action on COVID-19 Aid

August 13, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following continued lack of action from Senate leadership to come to a viable compromise on a new coronavirus aid package that does not sacrifice the well-being of American families in the process, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

“The House passed the Heroes Act in May; the Senate has now had 78 days to act. Senate leadership has let the clock tick down to the very last minute in the hope of forcing the hand of Congressional leadership on whatever package they put forth, instead of debating and coming to a compromise on the Heroes Act, which could have been accomplished at any time this summer. Now, families are being kicked off their extended unemployment, are continuing to lose their jobs and health care due to no fault of their own, struggling to put food on the table, and are operating under immense and everchanging day-to-day stress wondering if their kids will be forced to attend in-person schooling before it is safe. We are well past politics; we need a deal for American families, now.”

This summer, O’Halleran has acted to protect the Affordable Care Act, provide relief for hard-hit tribal communities, introduced legislation to provide kids with donated and low-cost computers, voted to pass two bills to aid child care providers, helped protect vulnerable seniors from COVID-19 scams, started Tuesdays with Tom—weekly, virtual town halls to hear directly from Arizona families about their individual struggles and needs during this time—and much more.

For a full list of legislative and outreach actions O’Halleran has taken to provide resources and relief for Arizona families during this crisis, click HERE.

For a comprehensive list of Arizona-specific COVID-19 resources, families can visit O’Halleran’s website, HERE.