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WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, legislative packages to fund all 12 appropriations bills through the end of FY2020 and keep the federal government open ahead of the December 20 deadline. Both packages passed yesterday include provisions championed by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), including extenders for community health centers and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, as well as many other accomplishments for Arizonans.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, legislation to lower the costs of prescription drugs by capping out-of-pocket drug costs, empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug companies, and making those prices available to Americans with private insurance as well.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), bipartisan legislation that provides full funding for military operations at home and abroad, addresses infrastructure deficiencies in Arizona, and gives servicemembers a raise.
WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a North American trade deal that would improve international trade, protect workers and the environment, enhance compliance monitoring, and create enforcement provisions to ensure all trading partners are held accountable. A final version of the agreement was reached today between the Speaker of the House, Senate leadership, and Ambassador Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative.
WASHINGTON—Last night, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to pass the Secure 5G and Beyond Act, legislation introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to protect next-generation telecommunications systems and mobile infrastructure in the United States to the full House of Representatives for a vote.
WASHINGTON—At the end of October, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, led a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai requesting that the FCC not permit a privately run sale for an upcoming C-band spectrum auction to ensure that all aspects of reallocation and transfer of valuable spectrum remain in the public interest, and that the process benefits the rural communities that have the most to gain with the expansion of this technology.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to award over $15 million in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding to the City of Coolidge in Pinal County, Arizona, to make necessary infrastructure improvements along State Route 87.
The Arizona congressional delegation is once again working to ensure that fresh tomatoes from Mexico can be imported into the United States duty-free.
U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally and U.S. Reps. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Casa Grande, sent a letter to U.S. International Trade Commission Secretary Lisa Barton underscoring the importance of international produce trade to Arizona’s economy.
WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, legislation introduced by a group of lawmakers including Arizona Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-02) that would permanently ban uranium mining in and near the Grand Canyon.
WASHINGTON – The House voted 236-185 Wednesday to permanently ban uranium mining on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, on a largely party line vote in which each side accused the other of fear-mongering.
Republicans said the bill would do little to protect the Grand Canyon while killing mining jobs and making the U.S. reliant on other countries – some hostile – for uranium for our power and weapons.