Economy

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.

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September 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined members on both sides of the aisle in the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act: a legislative package that takes concrete actions to work toward a clean energy economy, invests in updating American energy innovation infrastructure, creates new, good-paying jobs, and tackles the climate crisis.

September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman O’Halleran (AZ-01) participated in a House Energy and Commerce hearing on holding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) accountable.

September 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, House leadership announced the introduction of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, a legislative package to fund research and development needed to work toward a clean energy economy, invest in updating American energy innovation infrastructure, and work to reduce harmful carbon emissions to net-zero pollution. The

September 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) participated in a House Energy and Commerce Committee full committee markup of 38 bills, including his bipartisan Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy (EASE) Act, legislation to promote the adoption of energy storage technologies for rural electric cooperatives, and the Tribal Heal

September 1, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) led the Blue Dog Coalition to launch its first-ever virtual Rural Opportunity Roundtable series starting with a discussion with local and tribal leaders about the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on rural and tribal communities.

August 18, 2020 In The News

The promise of economic development at Camp Navajo saw its most significant step forward after it was included in both the U.S. Senate’s and House’s versions of the annual defense authorization bill.

Both bills were passed last month, but the differences between the two versions still need to be hashed out before the final result can be signed into law.

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following continued lack of action from Senate leadership to come to a viable compromise on a new coronavirus aid package that does not sacrifice the well-being of American families in the process, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

August 10, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to three EDA Economic Development District organizations in Arizona to assist economically-distressed communities in responding to the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic. $400,000 in awarded funding will go to the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) in Flagstaff, Arizona.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK -- Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH-05) introduced the Rural Connectivity Advancement Program (RCAP) Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would facilitate broadband buildout in rural communities by capturing a portion of the proceeds from spectrum auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through September 30, 2022.

July 31, 2020 In The News

Congress last week approved a bill that will provide nearly $1 billion annually to maintain national parks and buy additional land to protect wildlife, scenery and natural resources.

Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran co-sponsored the Great American Outdoors Act and hailed its passage by a 310 to 107 vote in the House. O’Halleran’s a Democrat whose district includes Flagstaff, the Navajo and Hopi reservations and the White Mountains.

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