O’Halleran Urges Bipartisan, Bicameral Compromise on COVID-19 Relief

December 4, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined his colleagues in the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, a group of 25 Republicans and 25 Democrats focused on finding common ground on our nation’s toughest challenges, at a press conference to present their $908 billion, four-month, COVID-19 emergency relief framework.

Following the event, O’Halleran released the following statement:

“This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended American life. Tens of millions are unemployed, beloved mom-and-pop businesses have closed their doors for good, and we’ve lost over 270,000 mothers, grandfathers, friends, and neighbors. Today, over 13 million individuals in the U.S. have tested positive for this virus, and our hospitals are reaching a breaking point yet again.

“This is long overdue; both houses of Congress are at the table to debate and discuss much-needed coronavirus aid, but this is only a starting point. Much more needs to be done to address this deadly pandemic in the coming months and I stand ready and willing to work with anyone to secure results for Arizona families. As I said at today’s press conference, we cannot leave until we get this done.”

A breakdown of the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief framework can be found HERE.

The Framework was introduced in the Senate by a bipartisan group—Senators Joe Manchin (WV), Susan Collins (ME), Mark Warner (VA), Bill Cassidy (LA), Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Angus King (ME), Mitt Romney (UT), and Maggie Hassan (NH).