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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Washington, DC - Today, Congressmen Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) introduced H.R. 2822, the Equip Ag Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation creates a joint farm equipment sharing pilot program between the Department of Defense (DOD) and new and beginning farmers with guidance from the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran expressed his concern about the President’s most recent budget proposal and the impact it will have on Arizona’s hardworking families and rural communities.
“The Trump Administration’s budget proposal represents a significant step backwards for our country,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “This budget disproportionately impacts those who can least afford it. It will devastate rural economies and put critical programs on the chopping block.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.