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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Arizona Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 15 items )  

Chair Grijalva Statement on New Ruling That Army Corps of Engineers Must Conduct Substantive Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Arizona, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia's ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers must conduct a substantive environmental review of the Dakota access pipeline: Judge James Boasberg found that the agency's previous review had several glaring shortcomings, including a failure to consider the fact that the pipeline's leak detection system was   more

Chair Grijalva, Rep. McEachin Lead Letter From 43 House Democrats to Congressional Leaders Urging Environmental Justice Support in COVID-19 Response
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Arizona, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release on March 26: Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) today sent a letter signed by 41 of their House Democratic colleagues to House and Senate leaders of both parties urging them, as they craft current and future COVID-19 response efforts, to account for underlying and already present health and economic disparities across th  more

Following Administration Briefing, Rep. Grijalva, House Dems Call for Congressional Relief Bill to Address Desperate Health Needs in Indian Country
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, issued the following news release on March 25: Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States - all of whom received a briefing from senior Indian Health Service (IHS) officials earlier - jointly called on Senate negotiators and House leadership this afternoon to ensure the upcoming congressional coronavirus relief bill  more

Rep. Gosar: Wuhan Coronavirus Resources for AZ
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Paul A. Gosar, R-Arizona, issued the following letter: America faces an unprecedented crisis. This public health crisis has hit every state, every business and every family. Our country is on the edge, but we must be in this fight together. I know that Arizona and the United States will get through this difficult time together. Many Arizona workers, families, and small businesses are facing waves of uncertainty and anxiety. As we overcome this difficult time togeth  more

Rep. Grijalva Statement on New Ruling That Army Corps of Engineers Must Conduct Substantive Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, issued the following statement: Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia's new ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers must conduct a substantive environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline. Judge James Boasberg found that the agency's previous review had several glaring shortcomings, including a failure to consider the fact that the pipeline's leak dete  more

Rep. O'Halleran Applauds HHS Grants to Arizona Community Health Centers to Support Coronavirus Response Operations
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) applauded over $400,000 in recent grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to community health centers across Arizona's First Congressional District to address the spread of the coronavirus and assist in response efforts. "Arizona community health centers already serve hundreds of thousands of patients every year. Currently, they are being stretched  more

Rep. O'Halleran Urges Prioritization of Rural, Tribal Broadband Needs During Coronavirus Changes to Work, School
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: As more Americans begin working and learning from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), more people than ever before are using the internet as their primary mode of communication with jobs and schools. Yesterday, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), along with colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee--which has jurisdiction over electronic communications and the internet--sent  more

Rep. O'Halleran, Smith Lead Bipartisan Group to Call on Congressional Leadership to Prioritize Seniors' Health During Coronavirus Crisis
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Congressman Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) sent a bipartisan letter signed by 36 members of Congress urging House and Senate leadership to prioritize a legislative solution to a critical flaw in the Medicare telehealth program that does not allow Medicare to cover telehealth services in many rural hospitals. "While the administration has acted to encourage the use of tele  more

Rep. Stanton Shares Spanish Resource Guide for School Meals
PHOENIX, Arizona, March 24 -- Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Rep. Greg Stanton today shared an online resource in Spanish listing all Maricopa County school district meal services during closures. The resource is the first of its kind to be made available in Spanish since Valley schools began closing to support COVID-19 prevention efforts. "Every day, Arizona schools serve hundreds of thousands of breakfasts and lunches to students for free or at a reduced cos  more

Sen. McSally Introduces Bill to Withhold Pay Until Senate Passes COVID-19 Relief Package
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release on March 24: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced legislation to withhold pay from all U.S. Senators until a COVID-19 relief and support package is passed. "If Americans aren't getting paid, then neither should the Senators failing to support the workers and families who need help making ends meet," said McSally. "Today, I introduced legislation to have Senators' pay withheld until relief is pa  more

Sen. McSally Secures Billions in Financial Relief for Tribes Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) announced that she successfully secured strong federal assistance for Arizona tribes and native communities across the country - including $8 billion in emergency funding - as part of the latest coronavirus relief package. After two previous House-led relief packages were signed into law without any tribal-specific provisions, Senator McSally engaged with Arizona tribal  more

Sen. McSally Secures COVID-19 Relief for Arizona Families, Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) voted to provide swift aid to Arizona families, small businesses, hospitals, and tribal communities facing financial insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic. "Arizona, relief is finally on the way!" McSally said. "This package sends cash directly to Arizonans to support their basic needs while they stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This bill also exp  more

Sen. McSally Shares Resources for Arizonans in Search of Work
WASHINGTON, March 23 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) released the following statement Saturday morning regarding new job openings across Arizona. For a full list of Arizona employers with immediate openings, visit arizonaatwork.com. "Arizonans are feeling the financial strain of the coronavirus outbreak, with several seeing their hours scaled back, their pay reduced, or their job lost entirely," McSally said. "I encourage a  more

Sen. Sinema Statement on Senate Vote
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following statement: "Lives are at stake. "We need a strong, bipartisan package that will quickly pass the Senate and House and immediately help in the fight against Covid-19. "We only just received this bill and it will not pass the House. "There is no time for partisan games."  more

Trump Signs Rep. O'Halleran Bills to Bolster Rural Telecommunications Infrastructure Into Law
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) applauded President Trump's signature of three O'Halleran-led telecommunications bills that will improve broadband access in rural areas and protect our growing national telecommunications infrastructure from foreign threats. Last night, President Trump signed S. 1822, the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, O'Halleran legislation to  more