Economy

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November 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to award over $15 million in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding to the City of Coolidge in Pinal County, Arizona, to make necessary infrastructure improvements along State Route 87.

October 31, 2019 In The News

The Arizona congressional delegation is once again working to ensure that fresh tomatoes from Mexico can be imported into the United States duty-free.

U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally and U.S. Reps. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Casa Grande, sent a letter to U.S. International Trade Commission Secretary Lisa Barton underscoring the importance of international produce trade to Arizona’s economy.

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, legislation introduced by a group of lawmakers including Arizona Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-02) that would permanently ban uranium mining in and near the Grand Canyon.

October 23, 2019 In The News

Coalfield communities in the desert Southwest, in the high plains of Montana and Wyoming, and in the hills and hollows of Appalachia are in dire need of reinvestment as the U.S. coal industry continues its precipitous decline.

October 16, 2019 In The News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — With the impending closure of Navajo Generating Station in December, an Arizona congressman introduced legislation last month to provide economic resources to those affected by the closure of the power plant and the associated coal mine.

Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Promise Act, Providing Recovery Opportunities and Mitigating the Industry’s Shifting Economics (Promise), which would help establish job and skills training for displaced employees.

October 3, 2019 In The News

A bill in Congress would help rebuild economies that rely on the Navajo Generating Station. It comes as NGS is expected to shut down mid-November, leaving uncertainty about how communities, mainly the Navajo Nation and Page, will survive economically.

Democrat Tom O’Halleran represents the area in the House of Representatives and is the bill’s sponsor. He spoke with KNAU’s Zac Ziegler.

Zac Ziegler: “This bill is quite timely. How close are we to Navajo Generating Station close

September 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy (EASE) Act, bipartisan legislation to promote the adoption of energy storage technologies for rural electric cooperatives.

September 13, 2019 In The News

Arizona Democratic District One Congressmember Tom O’Halleran has introduced legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine.

It’s known as the “Promise Act” and would establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees. The measure is co-sponsored by Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick, Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton, all Democrats.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Providing Recovery Opportunities and Mitigating the Industry’s Shifting Economics (PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) and the Kayenta Mine and establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees. The legislation is cosponsored by Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09). 

September 12, 2019 In The News

Communities hurt by the pending closure of the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine could apply for federal aid under a bill introduced by Rep. Tom O'Halleran on Thursday.

The Democrat from Arizona's 1st Congressional District said the aim of the ‘‘Providing Recovery Opportunities & Mitigating Industry’s Shifting Economics," or PROMISE Act, is to help those communities transition to new industries.

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