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 15, 2020 Contributed Columns

WASHINGTON—Tonight, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a supplemental appropriation to allocate billions in federal funding to continue to address the spread of the Coronavirus and the effects on American families. 

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), along with Reps. Susie Lee (D-NV-03), Michael Waltz (R-FL-06), and Denver Riggleman (R-VA-05) introduced H.R.6176, the bipartisan Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, legislation to establish a workforce training program to prepare America’s transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry.

March 6, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON – The Blue Dog Coalition is calling on the House Budget Committee to live up to its name and produce a budget this year, in spite of the fact spending caps have been set through the end of the 2021 fiscal year.

In a letter sent to Budget Committee Chairman, Rep. John Yarmouth, of Kentucky, the coalition argues producing an annual budget is a necessary first step toward reducing the nearly $1 trillion federal deficit and a national debt that currently stands at an unprecedented $23 trillion.

February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following reports that the Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted in support of expanded uranium mining on lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:  

“I am extremely displeased to see this vote in Mohave County. Expanding uranium mine operations on lands near the Grand Canyon puts more than just the natural beauty and cultural significance of the area at risk—it threatens the health of Arizonans, our water supply, and our state’s tourism economy.

February 20, 2020 In The News

MARICOPA — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, made a pit stop in Maricopa on his road trip across Congressional District 1 on Wednesday to participate in a round-table talk about infrastructure.

With many city, tribal, school and business representatives from around the community in attendance, O’Halleran spoke openly about the failings of infrastructure at the hands of the House and Senate in the last few years.

February 12, 2020 Contributed Columns

In December 2019, I voted to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a new North American trade deal that will improve international trade with our neighbors to the north and south, protect our workers and environment, and create enforcement provisions to ensure all that trading partners are held accountable.

Last month, I was pleased to see the agreement move through the Senate and to the president’s desk for a signature.

February 12, 2020 In The News

After years of fighting for federal table scraps, the city’s Rio De Flag flood control project was fully funded by the United States Army Corps of Engineers this week.

The Corps included $52 million to fund the project in its fiscal year 2020 civil works plan.

In a statement, Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans said the funding provided by the Army Corps means the real work can get underway.

January 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following yesterday's House Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ways and Means Committees' announcement of a new $760 billion infrastructure plan to address failing roads, bridges, water systems, transit programs, and broadband deployment across America, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

January 30, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Arizona businesses and elected officials hailed Wednesday’s signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement that they say preserves markets worth more than $20 billion in trade and 228,000 jobs in the state in 2018.

President Donald Trump, flanked by hard-hatted workers in a White House signing ceremony, hailed the “colossal victory” of the deal, that replaces the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following the President’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

“Arizonans I talk to are focused on growing our rural communities and bringing good-paying jobs to our state. Ratifying the USMCA will help us do both.

“The agreement signed by President Trump today will improve trade with Canada and Mexico, protect our workers and environment, and create enforcement provisions to ensure all that trading partners are held accountable.

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