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) congratulated the Hualapai Tribe for receiving a Tribal Heritage Grant from the National Park Service. The $43,200 award will allow the tribe to preserve their cultural heritage, including traditional arts, skills, education, and ceremonies.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the FY 2019 Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations Minibus. Included in the appropriations bill is language championed by O’Halleran that prevents $23 million from being moved out of the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund.
WASHINGTON – Today, during the first Farm Bill Conference Committee’s public hearing, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) urged House and Senate members to draft a bipartisan Farm Bill that supports Arizona farmers and ranchers, working families, and rural communities.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) demanded answers following the recent announcement that the Administration would cancel a pay raise for federal employees, including civilian employees who support Arizona’s public lands, protect our communities, and serve our veterans.
Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America, was named as a conferee for the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee.
U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, has again called for the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step down after news reports of questionable practices.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is accused of asking his staff to conduct personal tasks during business hours. According to the Washington Post, Pruitt allegedly had his scheduler arrange correspondence with Chick-fil-A in order to help his wife set up a restaurant franchise.
Late last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), whose District includes much of the Grand Canyon National Park, sent a letter signed by Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) urging President Donald Trump to not modify Public Land Order Number 7787, the 20-year ban on new uranium mining projects in the Grand Canyon Watershed.
In a November, 1st announcement, the U.S. Forest Service announced its recommendation to revise the mining ban and allow mining operations to begin on previously withdrawn land.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), whose Congressional District includes much of the Grand Canyon National Park, released a statement following reports that President Donald Trump’s Administration would reconsider a ban on uranium mining within the Grand Canyon:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives voted against Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s (AZ-01) amendment to the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act requiring any iron and steel products used in border-crossing pipelines and other energy infrastructure to be American-made.
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: