Economy

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July 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to tribal governments from December 30, 2020 to December 30, 2022. The bill is cosponsored by Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA-08).

July 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04) introduced the Flexible Financing for Rural America Act of 2020. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Hoeven (R-ND), Boozman (R-AK), and Smith (D-MN), have introduced the companion bill in the Senate. The legislation allows certain rural utility service (RUS) borrowers to take advantage of current low- interest rates without hefty fines and penalties.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, sweeping legislation to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and improve our roads, bridges, transit systems, schools, housing, broadband programs, and water and sanitation systems. 

June 18, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, over one month after House passage of the Heroes Act, and following continued reports that COVID-19 cases are rising in Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement urging swift, bicameral action to secure funding and resources for struggling American families, and the rapid development of a comprehensive, national response plan.

June 6, 2020 In The News

Sophia Sayles was excited to get her business back on track in January after taking time off to have a baby, now 2. Sayles, a citizen of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, said she had just invested in new technology and equipment as well as explored new services for her visual services business. “I have a photobooth, I do photo shoots, shoot and edit videos, and create slide shows for events,” she said.

June 5, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group of House members to cosponsor the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address priority repair needs in our national parks and other land management agencies.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by increasing flexibility in allowable loan spending for small businesses.

May 20, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of 118 members of Congress on a letter to Congressional leadership urging the full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and dedicated funding to address the maintenance backlog on public lands in future coronavirus relief packages.

May 19, 2020 Contributed Columns

Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Pete King (NY-02), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Tom Reed (NY-23), Fred Upton (MI-06), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) announced today that they are introducing legislation to provide robust support to state and local governments on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 18, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK— Representatives Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Pete King (NY-02), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Tom Reed (NY-23), Fred Upton (MI-06), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) announced today that they are introducing legislation to provide robust support to state and local governments on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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