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Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America, was named as a conferee for the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America, called on House leadership to immediately bring up legislation to give Congress a check on this Administration’s harmful tariffs and reckless trade policy. O’Halleran also expressed his disappointment in the Administration’s announcement of an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods and called on the ongoing trade war with China that will continue to devastate rural communities that rely on agriculture and trade with international partners.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) announced the intoduction of her Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, which would direct the U.S. Department of Energy to implement a workforce training program to help prepare our nation's transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry. Rosen introduced the bipartisan legislation with Reps. Steve Knight (R-CA), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ).
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) signed a discharge petition that will allow the entire House of Representatives to fully debate four bills to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) commended the Arizona's decision to target 28 census tracts in Arizona's First Congressional District for the Opportunity Zone designation by the Department of the Treasury.
Washington, DC – Today, following pressure from Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and other members of Congress, the National Park Service announced a revised entrance fee increase proposal that will allow the American people to continue to affordably access our public lands.
SEDONA, AZ - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement regarding NAFTA and growing fears of a trade war:
“Today’s sliding stocks highlight the dangers of reckless Washington politics on the livelihoods of American workers and families. A trade war would cause serious harm to Arizona’s economy, including our agriculture and defense communities, while raising costs for working families and hurting their retirement and education savings. Rural Arizona cannot afford to risk lost jobs and higher consumer costs.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded a bipartisan spending bill that prioritizes rural America, strengthens our national defense, and improves background checks for legal gun purchases, among other things.
“Congressional leaders did something no one expected. They worked together to create a bipartisan funding bill that focuses on the needs of our communities. This funding bill will make our communities safer and invest in the future of our nation. It is a step in the right direction.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as communities across the country celebrate America’s farmers during National Ag Day, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America and member of the House Agriculture Committee, expressed his disappointment in Congressional leaders’ failure to work together on a bipartisan Farm Bill that supports rural communities and families.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to assist Indian tribes in maintaining, expanding, and deploying broadband systems.