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WASHINGTON— Today, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive actions after his inauguration. The orders are aimed at immediately addressing the myriad of issues facing our nation by tackling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our health and economy, addressing racial equity and immigration, and renewing our commitment to protecting our environment.
WASHINGTON— This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that more than $22 billion in funding will be granted to states, localities, and territories to expand testing and vaccine distribution. Arizona will receive $65,769,416 for vaccine distribution and $418,951,181 for testing activities. The money comes from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act passed by Congress in December.
WASHINGTON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Tucson shooting and assassination attempt on Rep. Gabby Giffords life:
TUCSON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, CDC Director Robert Redfield, and HHS Secretary Alex Azar requesting the immediate coordination and deployment of field and response teams to Arizona to fill critical care staff shortages in Arizona hospitals as the COVID-19 pandemic brings them to the brink of crisis.
WASHINGTON— Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a COVID-19 relief package that includes more relief for small businesses alongside direct economic aid to individuals in the form of relief payments, expanded unemployment benefits, and rental assistance. Rep. Grijalva issued the following statement noting his support for the package:
Washington D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today highlighted the inclusion of his Saguaro National Park Boundary Expansion Act, along with landmark tribal water priorities, renewable energy wins, and Insular provisions as part of the Fiscal Year 2021, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133) set to become law this week. H.R.
TUCSON— Late Monday evening, a U.S.