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May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act and protect funding for science and medical research as well as other critical programs.

“This is the kind of bipartisanship Congress should be focused on every day,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “By working together on legislation, we avoided a disastrous government shutdown, invested in our communities, and took efforts to strengthen our national and border security.”

May 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran released the following statement regarding the impact of a government shutdown on communities across Arizona’s First Congressional District.

April 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass a temporary spending bill to ensure Arizona families do not see an elimination of government services.

“Congress has an obligation to protect the crucial programs and services that millions of Americans rely on every day,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “We must learn from the past. The impact of the 2013 government shutdown was disastrous for Arizona communities and families.”

April 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued this statement following the release of President Donald Trump’s tax plan.

“I am focused on growing Arizona’s economy and creating jobs,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Congress should get to work on a bipartisan tax reform plan that simplifies and streamlines our federal tax code and provides relief to working families and small businesses.”

The president released the 2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs Wednesday afternoon. 

April 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his plans to give up his salary if Congress is unable to work together to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week.

March 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom O’Halleran, member of the Agriculture Committee, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee, Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member on the Budget Committee,  and Congressman Collin Peterson, Ranking Member on the Agriculture Committee today held a press conference highlighting the devastating impact President Trump’s FY2018 budget blueprint would have on hard-working American families, especially those living in rural America.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the subsequent statement following the release of President Donald Trump’s FY2018 Budget proposal:

“As it stands, the president’s budget proposal would devastate rural communities and negatively impact families across Arizona. Critical domestic programs for working families are on the chopping block,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Cuts to nutrition assistance programs, community development grants, and counterterrorism funding are irresponsible and shortsighted.”

February 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, owners of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) voted to seek an agreement with the Navajo Nation to continue operating the plant through 2019. Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement regarding the decision:

February 9, 2017 Press Release

Sedona, AZ. – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement regarding Intel Corp’s $7 billion investment in Arizona plant.

“Intel Corp’s proposal to invest $7 billion in their Fab 42 plant in Chandler is welcome news to everyone in Arizona,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “This commitment will create thousands of high-paying jobs in Arizona and positively impact the lives hardworking families in the East Valley. Now more than ever, Congress must work together to create an atmosphere that encourages business growth and strengthens our economy.”

February 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran made a commitment to rural communities across the 1st District by cosponsoring the New Deal Rural Broadband Act, a bill to invest in broadband internet infrastructure across the country.

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