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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

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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March 5, 2019 Press Release

U.S. CONGRESS – In light of recent uncertainty over the import of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation urged the Trump administration to protect $3 billion in contributions to the American economy.

In a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the delegation asked the Department of Commerce to continue renegotiation toward a mutually-agreed Tomato Suspension Agreement that addresses U.S. grower concerns. 

February 19, 2019 Contributed Columns

For 35 days, thousands of hardworking Arizonans – park rangers, border patrol and prison agents, and scientists – went without their paychecks. Across the country, private businesses suffered, national parks were irreparably damaged, and air travel was threatened. All for a dispute over the merits of a policy proposal.

This is not how governing works.

February 10, 2019 Contributed Columns

By J. Luis Correa, Stephanie Murphy, Tom O'Halleran and Anthony Brindisi

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, attended a hearing on net neutrality and spoke in support of an open internet that supports small, rural businesses and protects consumers.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom O’Halleran released this statement following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address:

January 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Co-Chair of the House Blue Dog Coalition, and House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (KY-03) today responded to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office on the economic costs of the Trump shutdown. According to CBO, the level of real GDP in the fourth quarter of 2018 was reduced by 0.1 percent ($3 billion),  and the level of real GDP in the first quarter of 2019 is expected to be reduced by 0.2 percent ($8 billion).   

January 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Co-Chair of the House Blue Dog Coalition, announced his support for a plan to reopen the federal government, pay furloughed employees, and begin negotiations for border security funding. O'Halleran, along with the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition, announced a framework to re-open government and negotiate border security measures early in the week.

January 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran denounced comments made by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that furloughed federal employees should take out loans to cover the cost of missing multiple paychecks during the government shutdown.

“Once again, members of this Administration, many of whom are worth millions or billions of dollars, show how out of touch Washington is with the needs of the American people. Secretary Ross made it clear that he does not understand the realities of life outside the gates of his estate in the Hamptons.

January 22, 2019 Contributed Columns

As we begin the new year and a new Congress, I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass bipartisan legislation that invests in rural communities and holds elected leaders accountable to the American people. For too long, partisanship and political games have been the norm in Congress, and I want to see that end. This isn’t about political party; it is about doing what is right for our constituents.

January 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) was selected to continue serving on the House Committee on Agriculture. The committee is devoted to establishing farm policy related to agriculture and rural America and developing pragmatic solutions to issues that farmers, ranchers, and producers are facing.