Economy

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April 30, 2021 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Small Business Administration’s $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund—signed into law as part of the O’Halleran-backed American Rescue Plan—would begin accepting applications at 9:00 a.m. Arizona time on Monday, May 3.

Priority in the first 21 days will be given to restaurants owned by women, veterans, and socially or economically disadvantaged groups. 

April 24, 2021 In The News

Arizona’s 1st Congressional District is huge, covering everything from Apache and Navajo County all the way down to parts of Maricopa and Pima counties, and, of course, Graham County. This week, District 1’s representative Congressman Tom O’Halleran visited the Gila Valley. The congressman attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the House of Hope sober living center, and took a tour around a couple of local businesses.

April 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) introduced H.R. 2481, the High Risk Rural Roads Safety Grant Program Act: bipartisan legislation that would direct federal roadway safety infrastructure funds to locally owned rural roads. He was joined by Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04).

According to U.S. Department of Transportation data, the fatality rate on rural roads is two times greater than on non-rural roads. Additionally, local governments generally do not have the resources needed to make critical, lifesaving roadway safety infrastructure investments. 

April 14, 2021 In The News

Congressman Tom O’Halleran heard feedback from businesses as he took a tour of Oro valley on the afternoon of Monday, April 5.

O’Halleran (D-AZ01) met with Oro Valley businesses, who received funds through the Paycheck Protection Plan and other funding through the CARES Act.

The meeting, organized by the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, included six small business owners, Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield, and other members of Oro Valley council. 

April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) returned to Washington, D.C. following a marathon two-week tour of Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“This district work period, we hit the ground running and met with hundreds of Arizonans to hear about the issues facing their communities and learn what is needed from the federal government,” said O’Halleran. “From Page all the way down Oro Valley, the needs of no two families are the same. It’s my job to meet with them, hear their concerns, and bring those voices back to the table in Washington to find solutions.”

April 6, 2021 In The News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Help may be in the works for the Hopi and Navajo tribes and other communities impacted by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS).

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, who represents the district that includes Navajo and Hopi, on March 26 introduced the National Emergency Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics Act, also known as the New Promise Act.

April 2, 2021 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK — Today, following President Biden’s announcement of the American Jobs Plan—a legislative proposal to invest in our nation’s roads, bridges, broadband deployment, community health centers, schools, and more, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

March 31, 2021 In The News

A reintroduced bill by Rep. Tom O’Halleran hopes to provide assistance to northern Arizona communities and local tribes impacted by the closure of Navajo Generating Station.

O’Halleran, a Democrat representing Congressional District 1, spoke Monday about the legislation during a visit to Page.

During the visit, O’Halleran was joined by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma of the Hopi tribe and Page Mayor Bill Diak, in addition to county and local officials.

March 31, 2021 In The News

O’Halleran Reintroduces Legislation to Aid Coal Transition Communities Cong Tom O’Halleran PAGE – On Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the National Energy Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics (NEW PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—and those like it across the United States—establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees, and invest in cities, towns, and tribal areas that have suffe

March 30, 2021 In The News

PAGE – On Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the National Energy Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics (NEW PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—and those like it across the United States—establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees, and invest in cities, towns, and tribal areas that have suffered economic downturn as a result of a closing coal-generation plant.

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