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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U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-CD1) represents a sprawling district that includes Oro Valley and Marana, Pinal County, Eastern Arizona, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Navajo and Hopi reservations. He recently appeared on the radio program Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel, which airs Sunday afternoons on KXCI, 91.3 FM. This is an edited and condensed transcript of a portion of the show.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - Over the weekend, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) announced his support for a new bill to permanently ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. The legislation, introduced by Congressman Raúl Grijalva, will permanently extend the current moratorium on uranium mining in the region.
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.
Congressman Tom O’Halleran was appointed to the oldest committee in the House of Representatives last week, and said he hopes to use the position to bring more attention to rural and tribal communities.
The congressman, who represents the state’s first congressional district, including Flagstaff and huge swathes of eastern and northern Arizona, will be on the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee.
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).
WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) was selected to serve as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. The committee was established to regulate interstate and foreign commerce, and it has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), member of the House Committee on Agriculture and conferee on the Farm Bill Conference Committee, voted to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes provisions he championed during negotiations.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and a conferee on the Farm Bill Conference Committee, signed the bipartisan, bicameral Farm Bill Conference Report. Once passed by the House of Representatives and Senate and signed into law, this legislation reauthorizes the Farm Bill for five years.