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September 16, 2020 In The News

Republican Sen. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran have proposed a bill to expand the boundaries of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in Flagstaff to include the visitor center that is located on Coconino National Forest land.

The bill would transfer about 97 acres of land to the National Park Service.

Sunset Crater is currently on National Park Service land; however, the associated visitor center, bunkhouse, and other outbuildings are located on Forest Service land.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) participated in a House Energy and Commerce Committee full committee markup of 38 bills, including his bipartisan Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy (EASE) Act, legislation to promote the adoption of energy storage technologies for rural electric cooperatives, and the Tribal Heal

September 10, 2020 In The News


Many Americans were shocked and dismayed when Congress recessed for a summer break in August without finalizing a second coronavirus relief/stimulus package due to a stalemate in negotiations between the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives and the Republican-led U.S. Senate.

This week, as Congress gets back to business in Washington, D.C., questions remain about the next coronavirus relief bill while millions of citizens who have suffered a variety of impacts from the pandemic anxiously wait for answers.

September 1, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) led the Blue Dog Coalition to launch its first-ever virtual Rural Opportunity Roundtable series starting with a discussion with local and tribal leaders about the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on rural and tribal communities.

September 1, 2020 In The News

Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., made a little history on Monday by launching the Blue Dog Democrats’ first-ever virtual rural opportunity roundtable series. The discussion with local and tribal leaders focused on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on rural and tribal communities.

“There’s no better place to start these discussions than with those who best know these communities and who are leading the fight against the crisis: our local and tribal leaders,” said O’Halleran, the Blue Dog Coalition’s co-chair for Policy. 

August 22, 2020 In The News

BELLEMONT, Ariz. — A low-profile military base first established during World War II is being eyed as a potential site for future economic development projects in northern Arizona.

Pending legislation in Congress would allow the U.S. Army to transfer about 4.7 square miles (12 square kilometers) of land at Camp Navajo to the state Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, the Arizona Daily Sun reported.

August 21, 2020 In The News

Arizona Senators Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema joined Representatives Tom O’Halleran, Greg Stanton, Debbie Lesko, Andy Biggs, David Schweikert, Ruben Gallego, and Raul Grijalva in urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect “free, fair, and reciprocal trade” with Mexico.

The letter comes amid discussions among Trump Administration officials over whether to implement a new “seasonal trade remedy” to protect growers in the Southeast U.S., which the delegation argues will hurt Arizona importers and shoppers. 

August 18, 2020 In The News

The promise of economic development at Camp Navajo saw its most significant step forward after it was included in both the U.S. Senate’s and House’s versions of the annual defense authorization bill.

Both bills were passed last month, but the differences between the two versions still need to be hashed out before the final result can be signed into law.

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following continued lack of action from Senate leadership to come to a viable compromise on a new coronavirus aid package that does not sacrifice the well-being of American families in the process, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

August 10, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to three EDA Economic Development District organizations in Arizona to assist economically-distressed communities in responding to the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic. $400,000 in awarded funding will go to the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) in Flagstaff, Arizona.