O'Halleran Releases Annual Report to Constituents
WASHINGTON— Today, at the start of the second session of the 116th Congress, Congressman Tom O’Halleran released his 2019 Report to Constituents, a look back at work accomplished during the past year.
“2019 was a historic year,” began O’Halleran. “We voted to ratify the USMCA, a deal to improve international trade, protect our workers and environment, and create enforcement provisions to ensure all trading partners are held accountable. We also took action to lower the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs by passing the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which included my amendment that would improve health care in rural areas, as well as efforts I championed to expand Medicare to cover vision services.
“Together, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive appropriations to keep our government open, including extended funding for programs I have championed including community health centers and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
“I was humbled to spend 2019 working to serve Arizonans, and I am looking forward to working to better the lives of hardworking families across our state in the new year.”
Over the course of 2019, O’Halleran
· held 460 meetings with organizations, communities, local governments, businesses, tribal communities, families, and individuals across Arizona and in Washington, D.C.;
· held 26 in-person town halls and 1 telephone town hall;
· organized 156 mobile office hours to connect Arizonans with caseworkers;
· sponsored 31 bills, resolutions, and amendments;
· cosponsored 264 bills and resolutions, 82% of which were bipartisan;
· visited 50 individual towns and communities across Arizona;
· closed 422 casework cases on behalf of constituents;
· saved Arizonans $871,253 in owed benefits and pay from federal agencies;
· sent 87,098 response letters and emails to constituents;
· and covered 12,546 miles across Arizona for official business.
View O’Halleran’s full report, here.