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January 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Following the recent announcement of $3 million in new available broadband grants for rural and tribal communities across Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

January 9, 2020 In The News

The House on Wednesday passed a slew of bills aimed at giving the U.S. a leg up over China in the race to implement the super-fast next-generation wireless networks known as 5G. 

The trio of bipartisan bills, which passed the House near-unanimously, would funnel U.S. government resources into steering international wireless policy while securing the burgeoning networks against cyberattacks and foreign influence.  

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to vote to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a new North American trade deal that would promote economic growth, strengthen protections for laborers and our environment, promote international trade, enhance compliance monitoring, and create enforcement provisions that would increase accountability for all trading partners.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, legislative packages to fund all 12 appropriations bills through the end of FY2020 and keep the federal government open ahead of the December 20 deadline. Both packages passed yesterday include provisions championed by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), including extenders for community health centers and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, as well as many other accomplishments for Arizonans.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, legislation to lower the costs of prescription drugs by capping out-of-pocket drug costs, empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug companies, and making those prices available to Americans with private insurance as well.  

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), bipartisan legislation that provides full funding for military operations at home and abroad, addresses infrastructure deficiencies in Arizona, and gives servicemembers a raise.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a North American trade deal that would improve international trade, protect workers and the environment, enhance compliance monitoring, and create enforcement provisions to ensure all trading partners are held accountable. A final version of the agreement was reached today between the Speaker of the House, Senate leadership, and Ambassador Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative.

November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Last night, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to pass the Secure 5G and Beyond Act, legislation introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to protect next-generation telecommunications systems and mobile infrastructure in the United States to the full House of Representatives for a vote.

November 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—At the end of October, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, led a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai requesting that the FCC not permit a privately run sale for an upcoming C-band spectrum auction to ensure that all aspects of reallocation and transfer of valuable spectrum remain in the public interest, and that the process benefits the rural communities that have the most to gain with the expansion of this technology.

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