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, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018, a bipartisan spending bill that funds military operations, veterans programs, and water projects.
“Congress took bipartisan action today to invest in our troops and ensure our military has the resources they need to complete critical national security missions at home and abroad,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “This legislation secures our nation, gives our troops a well-deserved pay raise, and increases funding to care for our veterans.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his opposition to the House Republican’s 2018 budget resolution which makes deep cuts to programs that hundreds of thousands of Arizonans rely on every day.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives voted against Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s (AZ-01) amendment to the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act requiring any iron and steel products used in border-crossing pipelines and other energy infrastructure to be American-made.
The New Deal Rural Broadband Act would authorize $20 billion in federal funds for infrastructure. It would also establish an office to manage internet access programs nationwide and streamline investment.
Congressman O’Halleran says high-speed web access is critical for public safety, education and economic development.
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.
For two weeks, Maryvale has held a farmers market in El Oso Park. It's all a part of making the community more sustainable and healthy.
For many folks, strolling around the local farmer's market is a Saturday ritual, but Congressman Tom O'Halleran says it's so much more.
"It's like being at the family table and bringing guests over. Everybody comes in, and next thing you know, everyone's getting along with each other. That's historically the way Americans communicate: around the kitchen, around the family, and community events like this," said Congressman O'Halleran.