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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 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.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): bipartisan legislation that fully funds our military operations at home and abroad, continues to address the coronavirus pandemic, and addresses harmful uranium mining operations near the Grand Canyon.

March 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded President Trump’s signature of three O’Halleran-led telecommunications bills that will improve broadband access in rural areas and protect our growing national telecommunications infrastructure from foreign threats.

March 6, 2020 In The News

Rep. Tom O'Halleran is part of a growing bipartisan coalition of lawmakers who are sounding the alarm over Chinese fifth generation, or 5G, technology equipment.

Those officials see the Chinese company Huawei as a national security threat. Huawei is the world's largest seller of telecommunications equipment.

O'Halleran, D-Ariz., and others are concerned that the U.S. lacks a comprehensive and well-organized 5G strategy, particularly when the U.S. is engaged in strategic competition with China.

February 12, 2020 Contributed Columns

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.

January 30, 2020 In The News

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.

January 22, 2020 Contributed Columns

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK— Today, on the ten-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision that deregulated limits on independent expenditure group, private entity, and corporation spending in American elections, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement in support of the continued work by the House to overturn this disastrous decision, and his “A” rating from End Citizens United.

January 10, 2020 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives advanced three bills this week that seek to improve 5G security in the country.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following the House vote on H.Con.Res.83, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

“The resolution passed in the House today reiterates that only Congress has the power to declare war, as laid out in Article I of the Constitution. It prevents the executive branch from acting unilaterally in response to the developing situation with Iran, while preserving the president’s power to act in self-defense of the nation if a future attack against US forces were to occur.