Agriculture

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and Chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America, I'm focused on giving rural Arizonans and our ag producers a voice in Washington. Read more about my work below.

More on Agriculture

October 31, 2019 In The News

The Arizona congressional delegation is once again working to ensure that fresh tomatoes from Mexico can be imported into the United States duty-free.

U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally and U.S. Reps. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Casa Grande, sent a letter to U.S. International Trade Commission Secretary Lisa Barton underscoring the importance of international produce trade to Arizona’s economy.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to fund seven departments and related agencies and passed provisions introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to address wildfire risks, expedite uranium mine cleanup, and improve tribal health care, among other important issues.

May 22, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to pass the fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill, which includes critical funding designed to support central Arizona farmers.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, citing the impending long-term consequences of climate change on Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Climate Action Now Act.

April 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following a letter Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) sent last month encouraging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prioritize the Four Forest Restoration Project, Congressman Schweikert (AZ-06) sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service, with support from members of the Arizona delegation, regarding forest health in the State of Arizona.

April 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act. Speaking on the House floor earlier today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), a cosponsor of the bill, urged members of the House to support the important legislation that benefits communities throughout Arizona and the Southwest region. Watch the video here.

March 11, 2019 Contributed Columns

There is nothing more important to the future of our state and the entire southwest region of our country than our access to water. I have spent most of my time in public service, as a state legislator, concerned citizen and community leader, and now in the United States House of Representatives, working extensively on Arizona water issues. I understand just how important this resource is to Arizona.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

U.S. CONGRESS – In light of recent uncertainty over the import of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation urged the Trump administration to protect $3 billion in contributions to the American economy.

In a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the delegation asked the Department of Commerce to continue renegotiation toward a mutually-agreed Tomato Suspension Agreement that addresses U.S. grower concerns. 

January 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) was selected to continue serving on the House Committee on Agriculture. The committee is devoted to establishing farm policy related to agriculture and rural America and developing pragmatic solutions to issues that farmers, ranchers, and producers are facing.

January 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined the bipartisan Safe Climate Caucus, spearheaded by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08).

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