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June 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late last week, Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and John Curtis (R-UT-03), members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Accelerating Rural Broadband Deployment Act, bipartisan legislation that will significantly increase internet access in rural America through much-needed regulatory easing. Senate companion legislation was introduced by Senators Kelly (D-AZ) and Daines (R-MT).

June 22, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. – Late last week, Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and John Curtis (R-UT-03), members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Accelerating Rural Broadband Deployment Act, bipartisan legislation that will significantly increase internet access in rural America through much-needed regulatory easing. Senate companion legislation was introduced by Senators Kelly (D-AZ) and Daines (R-MT).

June 3, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON – Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Wednesday, calling for the funds to expand broadband in the pending infrastructure legislation to be directed where they are needed most.

May 21, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON — Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran highlighted the recent launch of the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program and urged eligible Arizonans to enroll to receive a discount on their monthly internet bill.

May 10, 2021 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded recent guidance released by the U.S. Treasury for states, counties, cities, and tribes to begin the process of obtaining their allocated Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, secured under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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 12, 2021 In The News

The quest for improved infrastructure in rural Apache and Navajo counties — especially broadband — remains at the top of newly re-elected Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s agenda.

His quest to bolster rural internet coverage was bolstered last week with his appointment as co-chair of a bipartisan caucus focused on broadband deployment and an all-out effort to close the “digital divide” that separates urban and rural areas.

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.

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