Agriculture, Climate, and Public Lands
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.
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 803, the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act: a sweeping legislative package that protects millions of acres of public lands throughout the nation and in Arizona’s First Congressional District, including the Grand Canyon.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congressman Grijalva, Reps. Gallego and Stanton, and others to introduce the Grand Canyon Protection Act, legislation to permanently protect the greater Grand Canyon region from new mining claims and the pollution they would produce.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced new contracts worth up to $220 million to three companies for uranium mine cleanup at 50 high-priority hazardous uranium mine sites on the Navajo Nation.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group of over 80 Members of Congress on a letter to Scott de la Vega, the Acting Secretary of United States Department of the Interior, to request that the Department immediately reverse recent actions by former Secretary Bernhardt on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that make harmful changes to the program, blocking new conservation efforts, and contradicting Congress’s express intent for the legislation.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced he would retain his seats on both the House Energy and Commerce and Agriculture Committees.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted in favor of H.R. 133: new legislation to address the public health and economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic and to fund the government through September 30, 2021.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D- Ariz., criticized the U.S. Department of Agriculture during a recent House hearing on the western wildfires, saying “forest management has long been on the backburner at the federal level.”
Halleran made his observation during a hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
Earlier this month the representative called for the hearing to explore the federal role in wildfire response, recovery, and reduction of fire risk.
Arizona Senators Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema joined Representatives Tom O’Halleran, Greg Stanton, Debbie Lesko, Andy Biggs, David Schweikert, Ruben Gallego, and Raul Grijalva in urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect “free, fair, and reciprocal trade” with Mexico.
The letter comes amid discussions among Trump Administration officials over whether to implement a new “seasonal trade remedy” to protect growers in the Southeast U.S., which the delegation argues will hurt Arizona importers and shoppers.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Tomorrow, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Agriculture Committee will participate as in a Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Hearing on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.