Economy

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September 13, 2019 In The News

Arizona Democratic District One Congressmember Tom O’Halleran has introduced legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine.

It’s known as the “Promise Act” and would establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees. The measure is co-sponsored by Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick, Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton, all Democrats.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Providing Recovery Opportunities and Mitigating the Industry’s Shifting Economics (PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) and the Kayenta Mine and establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees. The legislation is cosponsored by Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09). 

September 12, 2019 In The News

Communities hurt by the pending closure of the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine could apply for federal aid under a bill introduced by Rep. Tom O'Halleran on Thursday.

The Democrat from Arizona's 1st Congressional District said the aim of the ‘‘Providing Recovery Opportunities & Mitigating Industry’s Shifting Economics," or PROMISE Act, is to help those communities transition to new industries.

August 15, 2019 In The News

The brand new Northern Arizona Re-Employment center got some serious attention on Wednesday evening (8/14). Not only was the Grand Opening filled with dignitaries, but it was also even more filled with Page and Page-area residents who are excited about the possibilities.

But of course, the center is necessary because of the many people losing their jobs because the Navajo Generating Station is closing soon.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass a bipartisan two-year budget deal.

July 19, 2019 Contributed Columns

WASHINGTON D.C. – On Thursday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass legislation that raises the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next six years through annual increases. The legislation includes an amendment introduced by O’Halleran that requires the Government Accountability Office to conduct an analysis after the first two scheduled increases to determine the economic and employment impacts the increase had on the economy.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass legislation that raises the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next six years through annual increases. The legislation includes an amendment introduced by O’Halleran that requires the Government Accountability Office to conduct an analysis after the first two scheduled increases to determine the economic and employment impacts the increase had on the economy.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal outdated laws relating to Native American education, forcible relocation of Native American children to boarding schools, and withholding monies and resources owed to Native American tribes.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to fund seven departments and related agencies and passed provisions introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to address wildfire risks, expedite uranium mine cleanup, and improve tribal health care, among other important issues.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass an appropriations minibus that includes funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Energy and Water Development, State-Foreign Operations, and Defense.

Included in the funding package are amendments introduced by O’Halleran that passed with unanimous, bipartisan support:

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