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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

Economy

Creating high-paying jobs across our country is a key priority of mine in Congress. By investing in education and skills training, we can create a 21st Century workforce that is ready to fill open jobs. Congress must also take bipartisan action to reduce burdensome regulations that make our small businesses less competitive in local and global markets.

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May 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his cosponsorship of the Military Spouses Hiring Act, bipartisan legislation that encourages employers to hire military spouses.

“Our military families serve our country alongside our servicemembers, and Congress should not sit idly by while they struggle to make ends meet,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Not only will this commonsense legislation bring down the staggering unemployment rate among military spouses, it would improve morale and servicemember retention.”

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran praised a recent U.S. Department of Transportation grant, totaling $7,890,485, awarded to the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport for runway repairs.

May 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) shared a recent report from the National Park Service (NPS) that nearly 6 million people visited the Grand Canyon National Park in 2016, spending more than $648,170,900 in surrounding communities.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act and protect funding for science and medical research as well as other critical programs.

“This is the kind of bipartisanship Congress should be focused on every day,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “By working together on legislation, we avoided a disastrous government shutdown, invested in our communities, and took efforts to strengthen our national and border security.”

May 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran released the following statement regarding the impact of a government shutdown on communities across Arizona’s First Congressional District.

April 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass a temporary spending bill to ensure Arizona families do not see an elimination of government services.

“Congress has an obligation to protect the crucial programs and services that millions of Americans rely on every day,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “We must learn from the past. The impact of the 2013 government shutdown was disastrous for Arizona communities and families.”

April 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued this statement following the release of President Donald Trump’s tax plan.

“I am focused on growing Arizona’s economy and creating jobs,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Congress should get to work on a bipartisan tax reform plan that simplifies and streamlines our federal tax code and provides relief to working families and small businesses.”

The president released the 2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs Wednesday afternoon. 

April 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his plans to give up his salary if Congress is unable to work together to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week.

March 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom O’Halleran, member of the Agriculture Committee, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee, Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member on the Budget Committee,  and Congressman Collin Peterson, Ranking Member on the Agriculture Committee today held a press conference highlighting the devastating impact President Trump’s FY2018 budget blueprint would have on hard-working American families, especially those living in rural America.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the subsequent statement following the release of President Donald Trump’s FY2018 Budget proposal:

“As it stands, the president’s budget proposal would devastate rural communities and negatively impact families across Arizona. Critical domestic programs for working families are on the chopping block,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Cuts to nutrition assistance programs, community development grants, and counterterrorism funding are irresponsible and shortsighted.”