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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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), along with Reps. Susie Lee (D-NV-03), Michael Waltz (R-FL-06), and Denver Riggleman (R-VA-05) introduced H.R.6176, the bipartisan Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, legislation to establish a workforce training program to prepare America’s transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry.
WASHINGTON – The Blue Dog Coalition is calling on the House Budget Committee to live up to its name and produce a budget this year, in spite of the fact spending caps have been set through the end of the 2021 fiscal year.
In a letter sent to Budget Committee Chairman, Rep. John Yarmouth, of Kentucky, the coalition argues producing an annual budget is a necessary first step toward reducing the nearly $1 trillion federal deficit and a national debt that currently stands at an unprecedented $23 trillion.
WASHINGTON—Today, following reports that the Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted in support of expanded uranium mining on lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:
“I am extremely displeased to see this vote in Mohave County. Expanding uranium mine operations on lands near the Grand Canyon puts more than just the natural beauty and cultural significance of the area at risk—it threatens the health of Arizonans, our water supply, and our state’s tourism economy.
MARICOPA — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, made a pit stop in Maricopa on his road trip across Congressional District 1 on Wednesday to participate in a round-table talk about infrastructure.
With many city, tribal, school and business representatives from around the community in attendance, O’Halleran spoke openly about the failings of infrastructure at the hands of the House and Senate in the last few years.
In December 2019, I voted to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a new North American trade deal that will improve international trade with our neighbors to the north and south, protect our workers and environment, and create enforcement provisions to ensure all that trading partners are held accountable.
Last month, I was pleased to see the agreement move through the Senate and to the president’s desk for a signature.
WASHINGTON—Today, following yesterday's House Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ways and Means Committees' announcement of a new $760 billion infrastructure plan to address failing roads, bridges, water systems, transit programs, and broadband deployment across America, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON — Arizona businesses and elected officials hailed Wednesday’s signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement that they say preserves markets worth more than $20 billion in trade and 228,000 jobs in the state in 2018.
President Donald Trump, flanked by hard-hatted workers in a White House signing ceremony, hailed the “colossal victory” of the deal, that replaces the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.
WASHINGTON—Today, following the President’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:
“Arizonans I talk to are focused on growing our rural communities and bringing good-paying jobs to our state. Ratifying the USMCA will help us do both.
“The agreement signed by President Trump today will improve trade with Canada and Mexico, protect our workers and environment, and create enforcement provisions to ensure all that trading partners are held accountable.
WASHINGTON—Following the recent announcement of $3 million in new available broadband grants for rural and tribal communities across Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement: