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November 1, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced legislation that would protect 5G telecommunications systems and mobile infrastructure in the United States.

The bill — the Secure 5G and Beyond Act — would require the administration to develop an unclassified, national strategy to maximize the security of 5G telecommunications systems. It comes following the announcement by the
Federal Communications Commission that it would place greater restrictions on Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei and ZTE due to widespread security concerns.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ) joined Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to introduce the Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2019 alongside Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Ann Kuster (D-NH), David McKinley (R-WV), and Rob Wittman (R-VA). This bipartisan legislation would improve the broadband mapping process nationwide to accurately reflect coverage levels in rural areas.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce legislation to protect next-generation telecommunications systems and mobile infrastructure in the United States. O'Halleran introduced the legislation alongside U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05), Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21). 

May 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, at the start of Infrastructure Week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his membership on a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband. The task force, chaired by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-06), will focus on deploying and implementing high-speed internet access to all Americans by 2025.  

April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass the Save the Internet Act, legislation that restores net neutrality rules that were repealed by the FCC in 2017. The bill passed the House of Representatives in a bipartisan 232-190 vote.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, attended a hearing on net neutrality and spoke in support of an open internet that supports small, rural businesses and protects consumers.

January 15, 2019 In The News

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.

September 14, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, is calling out a federal agency for collecting misleading and inaccurate data on broadband access for Native Americans.

The Congressional District 1 representative wrote a letter this week to the Federal Communications Commission, criticizing the agency for overstating how well tribal communities can access high-speed internet.

September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai regarding the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s September 7, 2018 report, “FCC's Data Overstate Access on Tribal Lands,” which found that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) overstated broadband access on tribal lands.

March 9, 2018 In The News

WHITE MOUNTAINS — A pair of Southwestern U.S. congressmen on opposite sides of the political spectrum have managed to join forces and introduce legislation to assist Indian tribes in maintaining, expanding and deploying broadband systems.

First District Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran, (D), and New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce (R), introduced HR5172 on Tuesday, addressing the lack of broadband in rural areas as critical for rural economies and education needs.

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