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April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) returned to Washington, D.C. following a marathon two-week tour of Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“This district work period, we hit the ground running and met with hundreds of Arizonans to hear about the issues facing their communities and learn what is needed from the federal government,” said O’Halleran. “From Page all the way down Oro Valley, the needs of no two families are the same. It’s my job to meet with them, hear their concerns, and bring those voices back to the table in Washington to find solutions.”

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 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) joined Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04) to re-introduce the House component of the Flexible Funding for Rural America Act: bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would allow electric cooperatives to refinance USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) loans at lower interest rates, saving co-ops and their consumers as much as $10 billion.

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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