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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) announced the intoduction of her Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, which would direct the U.S. Department of Energy to implement a workforce training program to help prepare our nation's transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry. Rosen introduced the bipartisan legislation with Reps. Steve Knight (R-CA), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ).
SEDONA - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced more than $127 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) for Native American tribes and nations in Arizona.
“These resources are a critical factor for tribal communities seeking to construct safe, affordable housing. I applaud this investment in communities that need these resources,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Not only will these grant funds give more families a place to call home, it will spur economic growth that will reverberate throughout the state of Arizona.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) signed a discharge petition that will allow the entire House of Representatives to fully debate four bills to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) commended the decision to target 28 census tracts in Arizona's First Congressional District for the Opportunity Zone designation by the Department of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Agriculture marked up the recently released Farm Bill, which was drafted by the leadership of the Committee with no input from members. Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), during his remarks, expressed his disappointment in the unprecedented partisanship of the Farm Bill and the cuts it makes to rural communities struggling to rebuild their economy following the recession:
Washington, DC – Today, following pressure from Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and other members of Congress, the National Park Service announced a revised entrance fee increase proposal that will allow the American people to continue to affordably access our public lands.
SEDONA, AZ - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement regarding NAFTA and growing fears of a trade war:
“Today’s sliding stocks highlight the dangers of reckless Washington politics on the livelihoods of American workers and families. A trade war would cause serious harm to Arizona’s economy, including our agriculture and defense communities, while raising costs for working families and hurting their retirement and education savings. Rural Arizona cannot afford to risk lost jobs and higher consumer costs.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded a bipartisan spending bill that prioritizes rural America, strengthens our national defense, and improves background checks for legal gun purchases, among other things.
“Congressional leaders did something no one expected. They worked together to create a bipartisan funding bill that focuses on the needs of our communities. This funding bill will make our communities safer and invest in the future of our nation. It is a step in the right direction.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as communities across the country celebrate America’s farmers during National Ag Day, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America and member of the House Agriculture Committee, expressed his disappointment in Congressional leaders’ failure to work together on a bipartisan Farm Bill that supports rural communities and families.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran accepted an award from Canadian Consul General James Villenueve to mark Arizona's First Congressional District's admittance into the "Quarter Billion Club". The First Congressional District ranks as one of the top trading partners with Canada in terms of the value of goods exported on an annual basis. Last year alone, First District businesses exported $262.71 million in goods.