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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April 6, 2021 In The News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Help may be in the works for the Hopi and Navajo tribes and other communities impacted by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS).

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, who represents the district that includes Navajo and Hopi, on March 26 introduced the National Emergency Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics Act, also known as the New Promise Act.

April 2, 2021 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK — Today, following President Biden’s announcement of the American Jobs Plan—a legislative proposal to invest in our nation’s roads, bridges, broadband deployment, community health centers, schools, and more, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

March 31, 2021 In The News

O’Halleran Reintroduces Legislation to Aid Coal Transition Communities Cong Tom O’Halleran PAGE – On Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the National Energy Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics (NEW PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—and those like it across the United States—establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees, and invest in cities, towns, and tribal areas that have suffe

March 31, 2021 In The News

A reintroduced bill by Rep. Tom O’Halleran hopes to provide assistance to northern Arizona communities and local tribes impacted by the closure of Navajo Generating Station.

O’Halleran, a Democrat representing Congressional District 1, spoke Monday about the legislation during a visit to Page.

During the visit, O’Halleran was joined by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma of the Hopi tribe and Page Mayor Bill Diak, in addition to county and local officials.

March 30, 2021 In The News

PAGE – On Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the National Energy Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics (NEW PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—and those like it across the United States—establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees, and invest in cities, towns, and tribal areas that have suffered economic downturn as a result of a closing coal-generation plant.

March 30, 2021 Press Release

PAGE – On Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the National Energy Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics (NEW PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—and those like it across the United States—establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees, and invest in cities, towns, and tribal areas that have suffered economic downturn as a result of a closing coal-generation plant.  

March 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) helped to introduce the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s new infrastructure package, the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act, comprehensive legislation that will help rebuild American infrastructure through significant investments in combating climate change, expanding broadband access, and protecting public health and the environment.

March 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded today’s announcement from the U.S.

March 5, 2021 In The News

Show Low can expect a $3.7-million windfall if the US Senate adopts the House-passed version of a $1.9-trillion COVID stimulus bill. Navajo County could get $22 million and Apache County some $14 million, according to figures released by the office of Rep. Tom O’Halleran.

The state of Arizona will get $7.5 billion in additional federal aid, although the state actually bolstered its reserve fund during the pandemic and the proposed state budget includes both school funding cuts and a fresh round of tax cuts.

March 5, 2021 In The News

The federal government must immediately knock loose the $13 million needed to design the White Mountain Apache dam and water system and get the long-promised project back on track, top Arizona representatives say.

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran and Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema wrote a joint letter calling on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to find the money needed to deal with cost overruns and keep the project running — either with leftover money this year or with a new allocation.

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