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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

Public Lands

Our public monuments and parks are critical for land and water conservation and preserving the rich history of our country. I am proud to work on projects that protect our public lands and ensure that they are accessible to all Americans.

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July 31, 2019 Press Release

FLAGSTAFF—As fire crews successfully continue to contain the Museum Fire, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (NY-20), and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Ranking Member John Shimkus (IL-15) to request information from EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding efforts to clean up and remediate abandoned uranium mine sites.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

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.

July 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments Wednesday before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.

In a sometimes emotional meeting, the House Natural Resources Committee gave preliminary approval to bills banning mining on 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, taking uranium off the list of “critical minerals” and setting a 10-mile mining buffer around Chaco Canyon.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

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.

May 21, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Arizona Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-1) moved May 8 to solidify a comprehensive water settlement for the Hualapai Tribe.

The Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2019 would codify an agreement between Arizona and the U.S. government regarding the Tribe’s federally reserved water rights, including the Tribe’s right to receive 4,000 acre-feet of water per year from the Colorado River.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

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.

February 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Over the weekend, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) announced his support for a new bill to permanently ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. The legislation, introduced by Congressman Raúl Grijalva, will permanently extend the current moratorium on uranium mining in the region.

February 19, 2019 Contributed Columns

For 35 days, thousands of hardworking Arizonans – park rangers, border patrol and prison agents, and scientists – went without their paychecks. Across the country, private businesses suffered, national parks were irreparably damaged, and air travel was threatened. All for a dispute over the merits of a policy proposal.

This is not how governing works.

January 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined the bipartisan Safe Climate Caucus, spearheaded by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08).