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July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass legislation that raises the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next six years through annual increases. The legislation includes an amendment introduced by O’Halleran that requires the Government Accountability Office to conduct an analysis after the first two scheduled increases to determine the economic and employment impacts the increase had on the economy.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal outdated laws relating to Native American education, forcible relocation of Native American children to boarding schools, and withholding monies and resources owed to Native American tribes.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to fund seven departments and related agencies and passed provisions introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to address wildfire risks, expedite uranium mine cleanup, and improve tribal health care, among other important issues.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass an appropriations minibus that includes funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Energy and Water Development, State-Foreign Operations, and Defense.

Included in the funding package are amendments introduced by O’Halleran that passed with unanimous, bipartisan support:

June 11, 2019 In The News

Top members of the centrist Democrat Blue Dog Coalition are holding out hope for bipartisan accomplishments on pressing infrastructure projects.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ) joined Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to introduce the Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2019 alongside Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Ann Kuster (D-NH), David McKinley (R-WV), and Rob Wittman (R-VA). This bipartisan legislation would improve the broadband mapping process nationwide to accurately reflect coverage levels in rural areas.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded the recent announcement by the Department of Transportation to award over $4 million to rural airports in Arizona for reconstruction and improvement projects. 

“I am pleased to see much-need funding going to these airports in rural areas,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “The projects made possible by these funds will improve tribal and rural communities' access to goods and resources, as well as create jobs both during and after construction is completed.”

The grants have been awarded to the:

June 5, 2019 In The News

A group of moderates is calling out House Democratic leaders for blowing past the caucus’s own budget rules to pay for its agenda, a sign of strain among the resurgent fiscal-hawk wing of the party.

The Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday urging them to “keep the fiscal house in order” after failing to find a way to pay for a landmark bill to protect so-called Dreamers earlier this week.

June 5, 2019 In The News

Congratulations! You have just become members of Congress. 

That was the message with which Rep. Tom O’Halleran greeted his constituents in Oro Valley last Tuesday, May 28.

The Congressman hosted a federal budget workshop at the Oro Valley Community Center in an effort to simulate the decision-making process in Washington, D.C. The Concord Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the federal budget and its consequences, partnered with O’Halleran’s office to put on the event.

May 31, 2019 In The News

Arizona lawmakers, business officials and experts Friday blasted President Donald Trump’s threat to impose a tariff on Mexican goods in hopes of cutting immigration, calling his plan everything from “terribly damaging” to “unhinged.”

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