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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.

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.

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.

January 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Following the recent announcement of $3 million in new available broadband grants for rural and tribal communities across Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

January 10, 2020 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives advanced three bills this week that seek to improve 5G security in the country.

January 9, 2020 In The News

The House on Wednesday passed a slew of bills aimed at giving the U.S. a leg up over China in the race to implement the super-fast next-generation wireless networks known as 5G. 

The trio of bipartisan bills, which passed the House near-unanimously, would funnel U.S. government resources into steering international wireless policy while securing the burgeoning networks against cyberattacks and foreign influence.  

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to vote to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a new North American trade deal that would promote economic growth, strengthen protections for laborers and our environment, promote international trade, enhance compliance monitoring, and create enforcement provisions that would increase accountability for all trading partners.

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