Economy

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April 10, 2019 Press Release

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Tom O’Halleran voted to pass the Save the Internet Act, legislation that restores net neutrality rules that were repealed by the FCC in 2017.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.

April 9, 2019 Press Release

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.

April 1, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement after a vote last week by the Navajo Nation Council to oppose the acquisition of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine by Navajo Transitional Energy Company:

March 5, 2019 Press Release

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. 

February 26, 2019 Contributed Columns

By J. Luis Correa, Stephanie Murphy, Tom O'Halleran and Anthony Brindisi

February 19, 2019 Contributed Columns

For 35 days, thousands of hardworking Arizonans – park rangers, border patrol and prison agents, and scientists – went without their paychecks. Across the country, private businesses suffered, national parks were irreparably damaged, and air travel was threatened. All for a dispute over the merits of a policy proposal.

This is not how governing works.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, attended a hearing on net neutrality and spoke in support of an open internet that supports small, rural businesses and protects consumers.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom O’Halleran released this statement following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address:

January 30, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S, Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., co-chair of the House Blue Dog Coalition, and House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., responded to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office on the economic costs of the Trump shutdown.

According to CBO, the level of real GDP in the fourth quarter of 2018 was reduced by 0.1 percent ($3 billion), and the level of real GDP in the first quarter of 2019 is expected to be reduced by 0.2 percent ($8 billion).

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