Economy

Creating high-paying jobs across our country is a key priority of mine in Congress. By investing in education and skills training, we can create a 21st Century workforce that is ready to fill open jobs.

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March 15, 2018 Press Release

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.

March 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to assist Indian tribes in maintaining, expanding, and deploying broadband systems.

March 2, 2018 In The News

SNOWFLAKE — “I have two pages of programs for rural America that are going to be cut,” said Congressman Tom O’Halleran in an address to area officials attending the 2018 Northeastern Arizona Economic Development Summit in Snowflake last week.

O’Halleran, a representative of District 1 in Arizona, feels that the budget recently proposed by the Trump Administration “...would hurt rural communities, veterans and seniors.” “I think that major corporations are going to make out great. But, we know that most jobs comes from small business — especially in rural America,” he added.

March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) and the Blue Dog Coalition launched a Special Task Force on Rural America, which will produce commonsense solutions for the rural communities across the country that were left behind after the Great Recession.

February 23, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter urging Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to work with community leaders to identify and designate rural areas as Opportunity Zones by March 22nd in order to receive critical economic development funding.

February 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) comments on the Trump Administration's budget proposal.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass a bipartisan budget deal that funds the government for two years.

February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) voted for the fifth short-term spending bill to fund the government through March 23, provide resources to the military for the next eight months, and fund community health centers for two years. Following the vote, Rep. O'Halleran once again called on Congressional leaders to commit to a bipartisan budget process that invests in our country, allows our military to plan strategically for the future, and reins in our growing federal debt.

January 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement following the government shutdown:

"It is disappointing that leaders in Washington have chosen to allow the government to shut down rather than put forward a thoughtful, bipartisan bill that funds our military, Children's Health Insurance Program, and community health centers and provide stability for DREAMers. My colleagues and I are ready to find a solution that actually works, and we continue to urge Speaker Ryan to work with us.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as a government shutdown looms over Washington, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Charlie Crist (FL-13) led a letter signed by five other members of Congress to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In the letter, the lawmakers, who previously supported continuing resolutions this fiscal year, expressed their concern over the absence of a critical budget agreement and bipartisan solutions to the challenges our nation faces.

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