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WASHINGTON— Today, at the start of Infrastructure Week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his membership on a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband. The task force, chaired by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-06), will focus on deploying and implementing high-speed internet access to all Americans by 2025.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement Monday on the administration’s recent announcement of higher tariffs on goods.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Lieutenant General Charles Luckey, Commanding General and Chief of the Army Reserve Command, requesting immediate action be taken to address a Basic Housing Allowance issue that has left servicemembers stationed at Silverbell Army Heliport without a critical benefit.
WASHINGTON – Today, citing the impending long-term consequences of climate change on Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Climate Action Now Act.
Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Hualapai Water Rights Settlement Act of 2019 to address the Hualapai Tribe’s right to receive 4,000 acre-feet of water per year from the Colorado River. The bill, which was also introduced in the Senate by Senators Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema, ratifies a comprehensive water rights settlement agreement between the State of Arizona, the Hualapai Tribe, and major water providers and users.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran applauded a recent announcement by the U.S. EPA to release a Request for Proposal for the Navajo Abandoned Mine Response and Construction Services contract. The $220 million contract is open for proposals from small businesses.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass the Save the Internet Act, legislation that restores net neutrality rules that were repealed by the FCC in 2017. The bill passed the House of Representatives in a bipartisan 232-190 vote.
WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act. Speaking on the House floor earlier today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), a cosponsor of the bill, urged members of the House to support the important legislation that benefits communities throughout Arizona and the Southwest region. Watch the video here.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) introduced legislation to make permanent the Indian Employment Tax Credit (IETC). The IETC allows an employer on a Indian reservation to claim a 20 percent credit for the first $20,000 of qualified wages and qualified health insurance costs for tribal employees or their spouses. The credit can extend up to $4000.
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.