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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Arizona Newsletter for Sunday March 22, 2020 ( 49 items )  

Chair Grijalva Pushes for Clarity on Federal Coronavirus Response in Indian Country
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Arizona, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release on March 18: * * * - Asks for Documentation of Testing Equipment at Tribal Centers * * * Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today sent a letter (http://bit.ly/2IWbxxp) to Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, principal deputy director for Indian Health Services (IHS), citing a number of concerns about the pace and scope of the Trump administration's response to  more

Chair Grijalva Statement on Interior Secretary Bernhardt Encouraging Public Lands Visits During Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Arizona, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's message encouraging visits to public lands during the coronavirus pandemic: "While I understand the appeal of outdoor recreation during a difficult time, Interior Secretary Bernhardt needs to prioritize the health and safety of visitors to national parks and public lands during this crisis. "The Trump administration  more

Chair Grijalva, Natural Resources Committee Launch New Coronavirus Resource Center, Seek Impact Information From Indian Country
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Arizona, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release: Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and the majority staff of the House Natural Resources Committee are seeking information from Native American communities impacted by coronavirus on the level of governmental response they've seen, the status of their health and social safety needs, and how Congress and other agencies can better serve them during the pand  more

Chair Grijalva, Rep. Cartwright Urge Congressional Leaders Not to Bail Out Coal Industry as Part of Coronavirus Response
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Arizona, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release: Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) wrote to Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate urging them to reject the National Mining Association's (NMA) campaign for a taxpayer-funded bailout of the coal industry. In a recent letter to President Trump and congressional leaders, the NMA pressed for the suspension  more

Congressman Biggs Hires New District Director
GILBERT, Arizona, March 20 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Biggs announced the hiring of David Romney to be his new District Director for Arizona's Fifth District. David most recently served as the East Valley Outreach Coordinator for U.S. Senator Martha McSally. Prior to his time in the Senate, David managed the Election Services Division of the Arizona Secretary of State's office. While serving in management and client relations roles in the  more

Following Sen. Sinema Legislation, Arizonans' Tax Filing Deadline Extended Due to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: following Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema's urging, the administration announced Arizonans' federal tax filing deadline is extended until July 15th, giving Arizona families and businesses affected by coronavirus time to focus on taking care of themselves, their families, and their employees. The administration's decision came after Sinema helped introduce bipartisan legislation extending the filing   more

Key Committee Passes Sinema-Backed Bill Expanding Access to Broadband for Arizonans
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: The Senate Commerce Committee passed the ACCESS BROADBAND Act--bipartisan legislation backed by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema that streamlines the broadband application process for Arizonans, expanding access to broadband services for rural and tribal communities. "High-speed internet allows rural and tribal communities throughout Arizona increased access to health care, education, and jobs," sai  more

Rep. Biggs Announces Changes to Office Availability and Spring Events Schedule
GILBERT, Arizona, March 19 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: Congressman Biggs updated Arizona's Fifth District on changes to his D.C. and District offices, and to upcoming spring events: "The coronavirus outbreak has affected every American this month either physically or financially. Due to CDC guidelines, my staff in both my D.C. and District offices are mostly teleworking, and my offices are closed to visitors. All staff remains available to assist with thei  more

Rep. Gosar: BLM Approves Moss Mine Expansion and Exploration Project
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Rep. Paul A. Gosar, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), Mohave County Supervisor Hildy Angius, and Joe Bardswich, President of Golden Vertex released the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management approved the expansion of the Moss Mine project: "The Moss Mine project is proof that Arizona can responsibly develop our mineral resources, while protecting our environment. This project will bring much-n  more

Rep. Grijalva Pushes for Clarity on Federal Coronavirus Response in Indian Country
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, issued the following news release on March 18: Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent a letter to Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, principal deputy director for Indian Health Services (IHS), citing a number of concerns about the pace and scope of the Trump administration's response to the spread of coronavirus in Indian Country and at urban Indian health centers. Grijalva's letter, available at http://bit.ly/2IWbxxp, asks for documentation of t  more

Rep. Grijalva Votes for Strong Coronavirus Response, Urges Constituents to Follow CDC Guidelines
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: The House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The provisions of the bill include an Emergency Paid Leave Program, free testing for coronavirus, enhanced unemployment measures, food assistance programs, and expanded Medicaid assistance. "Keeping health care workers safe and keeping working families financially secure are some of the best ways that we can keep our communit  more

Rep. Kirkpatrick Responds to Tucson Local Emergency Announcement
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Rep. Kirkpatrick released the following statement following the City of Tucson's local emergency announcement. Tucson Mayor Romero's announcement states that restaurants and bars are not ordered closed but mandates that dine-in services will be suspended. According to the mayor's office, other changes include: * All service counters and lobbies within city buildings, including Ward offices and City Ha  more

Rep. Lesko Statement on Coronavirus Package
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Arizona, issued the following statement on coronavirus supplemental funding: "I could not in good conscience vote for a 100-plus page bill that neither I nor my staff had an opportunity to read or review. "Voting on a multibillion-dollar piece of legislation less than 30 minutes after being introduced is no way to conduct the People's business--especially after reports that small businesses and hospitals could be negatively impacted. The United Sta  more

Rep. O'Halleran Calls on Administration to Uphold All Government, All American Approach to Address COVID-19 Crisis
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following statement in response to continued national disorganization among coronavirus response and mitigation efforts: "When the administration's Coronavirus Response Task Force was established, Vice President Pence stated that we need an all government, all American approach to combat this public health crisis. I completely agree. "That is why I am confused and appalled by the lack of leadership and coordination from the adm  more

Rep. O'Halleran Urges Indian Health Services to Provide Tribes With Guidance, Resources
WASHINGTON, March 18 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee, the top official at the Indian Health Services (IHS), voicing his concerns that tribal leaders and health officials are neither receiving adequate guidance from IHS, nor the resources that they need in a timely manner. "Native American communities, Native Nations, and tribal groups make up roughly 25% of the population   more

Rep. O'Halleran Urges Prioritization of Working Families in New Legislative Package to Address Negative Effects of Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following statement after federal lawmakers currently in talks to put together a third legislative package to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and better address the toll these necessary measures will inevitably take on American families: "As we work to craft a new legislative package to address this public health crisis and the economic fallout, we must keep our focus on supporting working- and middle-class families who   more

Rep. O'Halleran Votes for Aggressive Measures to Address Coronavirus Impact
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a supplemental appropriation to allocate billions in federal funding to continue to address the spread of the Coronavirus and the effects on American families. "Arizonans are concerned for the health of their loved ones, especially their parents and grandparents, and those with underlying health cond  more

Rep. O'Halleran, Sen. Sinema and Arizona's Congressional Delegation Urge Health Officials to Protect Arizonans' Health Care
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema led a letter from the Arizona Congressional Delegation urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to stop a regulation that will harm the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona's Medicaid program, and jeopardize health care for vulnerable Arizonans. O'Halleran and Sinema were joined on the letter by Sen  more

Rep. Schweikert Hosts COVID-19 Conference Call With Arizona Small Business Leaders
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, has issued the following news release: Congressman David Schweikert hosted a conference call with Arizona Small Business leaders to discuss ways to best support the state's small business community during the COVID-19 outbreak. During the call, attendees were able to speak with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and learn what resources are available for businesses in Arizona. "Arizona is home to many incr  more

Rep. Schweikert's Statement on COVID-19 and Office Closures
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, has issued the following statement: "A member of our DC team has been informed by the Virginia Department of Health that they tested positive for COVID-19. "They are resting comfortably at home and following guidance from local health officials. As a result of this positive test, my DC office will be closed with staff members working from home until further notice. Out of an abundance of caution, I have also made the decision for my Sco  more

Rep. Stanton Pushes for Arizona to Activate National Guard
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Arizona, issued the following news release on March 18 after called for Arizona to activate its National Guard in response to the coronavirus: "We face an unprecedented public health crisis and need the expertise and support of the Arizona's Army and Air National Guard to step in and take life-saving action to curb the effects of COVID-19. We need to act today to mobilize the Guard in anticipation of what will come next. Lives are on the line and we   more

Rep. Stanton Urges Feds to Lift 'Unnecessary' Ban on Gay, Bisexual Blood Donations
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Rep. Greg Stanton urged the Trump Administration to lift the ban on gay and bisexual men to allow all healthy Americans to donate blood. In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, thousands of blood drives have been canceled and the U.S. is facing a shortage of donated blood. Stanton argues that the prohibition on gay and bisexual men that prevents them from donating blood is a policy is not only unne  more

Rep. Stanton, Arizona Congressional Delegation Ask House Leaders to Extend Financial Relief to Universities
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Rep. Greg Stanton and members of Arizona's congressional delegation sent a letter to House leaders asking that financial relief for universities be included in future coronavirus aid packages. Reps. Tom O'Halleran, Ann Kirkpatrick, Raul M. Grijalva, Paul Gosar, David Schweikert, Ruben Gallego and Debbie Lesko co-signed the letter, which was addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy  more

Reps. Stanton, Schweikert, Phoenix Mayor Gallego Urge Helping Animals in Crisis
PHOENIX, Arizona, March 18 -- Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Rep. Greg Stanton, Rep. David Schweikert and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined together to urge Valley residents to consider adopting a pet as Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is at max capacity with at least 700 animals in its kennels. Animal shelters are not immune from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and are looking for Valley residents to adopt pets to avoid large-scale euthanizing  more

Sen. McSally Announces COVID-19 Disaster Loans for Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) announced the availability of economic injury disaster loans for Arizona small businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus. "I am in close contact with small b  more

Sen. McSally Calls on Young People to Stay Home, Save the Greatest Generation
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) joined 'Fox & Friends' this morning to discuss combating COVID-19. During the interview, McSally called on America's young people to stay home, even if they feel healthy. BRIAN KILMEADE: Now, one of the lawmakers he met with, the Secretary of Treasury, yesterday behind closed doors is Senator Martha McSally and the senator joins us now. Senator, could you describe the t  more

Sen. McSally Discusses on Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following transcript: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) issued a Public Service Announcement urging Arizonans to stay home to help flatten the curve to avoid overwhelming the nation's health care system and slow the spread of coronavirus. See the transcript below: SEN. MARTHA MCSALLY: The coronavirus is a real threat facing Arizona and our country, causing a lot of uncertainty and fear. This is understandable, but we are not   more

Sen. McSally Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs for Seniors
WASHINGTON, March 17 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Doug Jones (D-AL) last week unveiled bipartisan legislation to incentivize the adoption of cheaper, FDA-approved biosimilars in the drug market, which will lower out-of-pocket costs for seniors and working families. "I continue to hear from seniors and hard-working individuals in Arizona who've said they can't afford both their groceries and their medications, or t  more

Sen. McSally Updates More Than 21,000 Arizonans on Coronavirus Outbreak
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) spoke with more than 21,000 Arizonans this afternoon to provide an update on the coronavirus outbreak and take questions during her seventh telephone town hall as a senator. During the nearly one-hour event, Sen. McSally encouraged Arizonans to stay home and follow the guidelines issued by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. She provided an update on the economic re  more

Sen. McSally, Arizona Delegation Urge Health Officials to Protect Arizonans' Health Care
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) and the Arizona Congressional Delegation sent a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to stop a regulation that will harm the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona's Medicaid program, and jeopardize health care for vulnerable Arizonans. McSally joined the letter with Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Representatives   more

Sen. McSally: Arizonans Receive Tax Deadline Extension
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) issued the following statement Wednesday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that taxpayers can delay paying their tax bills for 90 days after the April 15 filing deadline with no penalties or interest as part of the federal government's coronavirus response. "I've heard from so many Arizonans and small business owners over the past few days who are losing in  more

Sen. McSally: Congress Working on 'Rescue, Support' Package to Protect Workers, Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) spoke with Fox Business's Stuart Varney this morning about the economic relief package Congress is working on to protect American workers and small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak. STUART VARNEY: Arizona senator, Republican Martha McSally joins us now. Senator, you're a Republican but you're gonna have to be a big, big spender, aren't you? SEN. MARTHA MCSAL  more

Sen. McSally: The U.S. Needs to Reduce Dependence on China
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) spoke with Fox News's Shannon Bream Thursday evening and called on America to stop outsourcing to China the manufacturing of items that are critical to our national security, including pharmaceuticals and basic medicines. SHANNON BREAM: Let's dig a little deeper now into how China is working to change the narrative of its role in the pandemic. Good to see you tonight, S  more

Sen. Sinema Backs Request for Arizona Businesses to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema is urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) to approve Arizona's application requesting a SBA Disaster Declaration. This declaration allows Arizona businesses to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help small businesses handle the economic losses caused by COVID-19. "Economic Injury Disaster Loans will help Arizona small businesses manage the difficul  more

Sen. Sinema Introduces Bipartisan Bill Aimed At Lowering Deductible Costs for Arizonans
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced the bipartisan Lower Health Insurance Deductibles Act with Republican Senator Rick Scott (Fla.) to lower the cost of health care for Arizona families by allowing High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) to split deductibles between drug and medical benefits. "Arizonans need more flexibility with their insurance plans to lower out-of-pocket costs. I'm ensuring   more

Sen. Sinema Introduces Bipartisan Bill Supports Shadow Wolves' Efforts to Secure the Border
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator's legislation classifies the Shadow Wolves unit as special agents, improving their ability to secure Arizona's border * * * Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced bipartisan legislation with Republican Senator John Hoeven (ND) classifying the Shadow Wolves unit as special agents allowed to patrol, investigate, interdict, and secure the border. Shadow Wolves are members of the   more

Sen. Sinema Launches Comprehensive Coronavirus Online Resource
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema launched a comprehensive English-language and Spanish-language coronavirus online resource, Sinema.Senate.Gov/Corona, with information for Arizona families, veterans, and small businesses to help navigate the COVID-19 outbreak. "Our online resource can help Arizona families and small businesses navigate this challenging situation with up-to-date, accurate informatio  more

Sen. Sinema Statement on Arizona Public Health Declaration of Emergency
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following statement on Arizona's public health Declaration of Emergency: "Today's declaration is a procedural tool allowing our state to access more public safety resources; Arizonans should not be alarmed and rather should continue using best practices for personal health. "I will continue working across the aisle and with local communities to ensure Arizonans have up-to-date, accurate information." Today, Sinema released a v  more

Sen. Sinema Welcomes American Legion to Senate Veterans' Affairs Hearing
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator discusses partnering with the American Legion to establish VA telehealth in Arizona * * * Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema spoke in a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing about her partnership with the American Legion to establish a pilot site for Project ATLAS in Arizona. Project ATLAS is a partnership between the VA, Philips Health Care Systems, and the American Legion to   more

Sen. Sinema, Congressman O'Halleran, Arizona's Congressional Delegation Urge Health Officials to Protect Arizonans' Health Care
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: * * * - As the Arizona Congressional Delegation addresses COVID-19, Members ask the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to stop proposed changes that would harm Arizona's Medicaid program * * * Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) led a letter from the Arizona Congressional Delegation urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to stop a regulatio  more

Sen. Sinema: Senate Committee Passes Sinema-Backed Bill Establishing Arizona Cybersecurity Coordinator
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act--a bipartisan bill supported by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema that establishes a cybersecurity state coordinator in Arizona to prepare, manage, and respond to cybersecurity threats. "Arizona leads the way in innovation and we must prepare for risks from technology developments. Establish  more

Senate Approves Sinema-Backed Bill Ensuring Arizona Veterans Continue Receiving Educational Benefits as Coronavirus Causes Schools to Hold Online Courses
WASHINGTON, March 18 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate approved Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema's bipartisan Emergency GI Fix For Coronavirus School Closures Act--legislation introduced by Republican Senator Jerry Moran (KS) that ensures the VA continues providing GI Bill benefits, including housing allowances, to Arizona veterans enrolled in schools who have to hold online classes due to the coronavirus. "In the face of a public healt  more

Senate Passes Sen. Sinema's Bill Addressing Coronavirus, Ensuring Arizona Communities Have Access to Life-Saving Respirators
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate passed legislation similar to Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema's bipartisan Health Care Workforce Protection Act--legislation addressing coronavirus and ensuring critical respirators used to keep patients and health workers safe have liability coverage and are available for use by Arizona communities in the coronavirus response. Sinema introduced her legislation with Republican Senato  more

Senate Passes Sinema-Backed Bill Ensuring Arizonans Have Access to Free COVID-19 Test
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release on March 19: The U.S. Senate passed the Free COVID-19 Testing Act--legislation cosponsored by Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema that ensures COVID-19 testing is free for Arizonans. "Arizona faces a public health crisis and an economic crisis; we must make COVID-19 tests free for Arizona families to stop the spread of coronavirus and help ensure the safety of all Arizonans," said Sinema. Today, the Senate pa  more

Sens. McSally, Daines Press for Financial Relief to Tribes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Steve Daines (R-MT) sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) requesting that emergency funding for America's tribal communities be included in the latest coronavirus relief package. "The federal government has a trust responsibility to meet the healthcare and economic needs of tribal nations," the Senators wrote. "Fulfilling this responsibility is al  more

Sinema-Backed Bill Makes Care More Affordable, Increases Access to Resources for Arizona Seniors During Coronavirus Outbreak
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored legislation backed by the Arizona Area Agencies on Aging and patient advocacy organizations that makes coronavirus treatments and care more affordable and increases Arizona seniors' access to meals on wheels. "Access to affordable care and resources to stay healthy is critical to protecting Arizona seniors during the coronavirus outbreak," said Sinema, a   more

Sinema-Backed Bipartisan Bill Protects Public Lands, Addresses Federal Agency Backlogs
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: * * * - Great American Outdoors Act addresses over $507 million in deferred maintenance needs in Arizona, provides $250 million in Land and Water Conservation Funds for the state * * * Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act--landmark legislation providing permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and addressing the maintena  more

To Manage Spread of Coronavirus, Sen. Sinema, Cruz Urge Government to Implement Webform for Travelers
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Senator Ted Cruz (TX) wrote to Vice President Pence and members of the coronavirus task force urging them to implement a single online webform that would allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to directly collect complete, accurate, and timely data to trace infected or exposed travelers. "As the situation continues to evolve and in  more

Tribal Communities Are Being Overlooked in COVID-19 Response, Says Rep. O'Halleran
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following news release on March 20: In response to reports that the Navajo Nation now has 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) sent letters to Vice President Pence and Governor Doug Ducey requesting information on their plans to prioritize funding and resources for Indian Country during this public health emergency. "The Navajo Nation is facing an extreme lack of supplies and resources to fight the  more