Forestry and Conservation
As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, I am committed to working with my colleagues to protect our forested lands. Congress must work find responsible, bipartisan ways to improve wildfire fighting and prevention.
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), along with Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the bipartisan Drought Relief Through Innovative Projects (DRIP) Act, legislation to address drought conditions and protect the water supply of the southwest by removing and replacing invasive, non-native salt cedars.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — NewLife Forest Products, LLC held an official ground breaking ceremony Oct. 9 for Windfall Sawmill, a new mill on Garland Prairie Road.
According to officials with NewLife, the mill site has been under construction for several months and will be one of the most technologically advanced mills in the Southwest.
Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the city of Williams, Coconino County, Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s office and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office were on hand as Julie Pastrick from the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce introduced mill officials.
FLAGSTAFF—As fire crews successfully continue to contain the Museum Fire, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Following his visit to the Museum Fire command center yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) urged constituents impacted by the fire to utilize his Flagstaff office as they seek information and resources.
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to fund seven departments and related agencies and passed provisions introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to address wildfire risks, expedite uranium mine cleanup, and improve tribal health care, among other important issues.
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to pass the fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill, which includes critical funding designed to support central Arizona farmers.
WASHINGTON – Today, citing the impending long-term consequences of climate change on Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Climate Action Now Act.
Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Hualapai Water Rights Settlement Act of 2019 to address the Hualapai Tribe’s right to receive 4,000 acre-feet of water per year from the Colorado River. The bill, which was also introduced in the Senate by Senators Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema, ratifies a comprehensive water rights settlement agreement between the State of Arizona, the Hualapai Tribe, and major water providers and users.
WASHINGTON, DC – Following a letter Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) sent last month encouraging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prioritize the Four Forest Restoration Project, Congressman Schweikert (AZ-06) sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service, with support from members of the Arizona delegation, regarding forest health in the State of Arizona.
WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act. Speaking on the House floor earlier today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), a cosponsor of the bill, urged members of the House to support the important legislation that benefits communities throughout Arizona and the Southwest region. Watch the video here.