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WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) was selected to serve as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. The committee was established to regulate interstate and foreign commerce, and it has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress.
Representative Tom O’Halleran is back from Washington, D.C., this week and on top of meeting with Flagstaff City Council, the congressman also held a town hall to hear the concerns of constituents.
And top of mind for many who attended was the current government shutdown, which is now in the midst of its third week, as well as the issue at the center of the shutdown: border security.
The ripple effects of the three-week government shutdown are being felt throughout the country and many economic sectors. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, an Arizona congressman is backing a number of bills to limit the negative effects of future shutdowns including employee pay.
Democrat Tom O’Halleran is cosponsoring legislation that would guarantee federal workers receive pay during government shutdowns. There are 800,000 federal employees who’ll miss paychecks in the coming days, and thousands of government contractors are also going without compensation.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced his first bill in the 116th Congress. The Government Shutdown Impact Report of 2019 requires the Congressional Budget Office to submit daily reports to Congress on the impact and cost of a government shutdown on the nation’s economy.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced he would give up his salary for the duration of a government shutdown if Congressional leaders fail to fund the government by the end of the week.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), member of the House Committee on Agriculture and conferee on the Farm Bill Conference Committee, voted to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes provisions he championed during negotiations.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) released this statement following President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the federal government:
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and a conferee on the Farm Bill Conference Committee, signed the bipartisan, bicameral Farm Bill Conference Report. Once passed by the House of Representatives and Senate and signed into law, this legislation reauthorizes the Farm Bill for five years.
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced its leadership for the 116th Congress and inducted several new members. In the 116th Congress, the Coalition will fight to restore the American Dream and put our country on the path to prosperity. The Coalition will continue to focus on its long-held mission to pursue commonsense, bipartisan solutions that will get our country’s fiscal house in order and ensure a strong national defense.
The Blue Dog Coalition’s leadership for the 116th Congress will include:
WASHINGTON – Today, following the holiday weekend release of a climate report, Congressman Tom O’Halleran urged the Administration to take a more serious role in addressing the causes and consequences of climate change on our nation.