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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November 7, 2019 Contributed Columns

I am proud to represent Arizona’s First Congressional District, which is home to the Grand Canyon.

I remember the first time I visited the Grand Canyon, and the first time I showed it to my grandchildren. Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit this natural wonder can see that it is truly a national treasure.

Last week, the House of Representatives took historic action to protect this treasure by passing the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act.

October 31, 2019 In The News

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, legislation introduced by a group of lawmakers including Arizona Democrat Tom O’Halleran. The bill would permanently ban uranium mining in and near the Grand Canyon if it goes through the Senate successfully.

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, legislation introduced by a group of lawmakers including Arizona Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-02) that would permanently ban uranium mining in and near the Grand Canyon.

October 30, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – The House voted 236-185 Wednesday to permanently ban uranium mining on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, on a largely party line vote in which each side accused the other of fear-mongering.

Republicans said the bill would do little to protect the Grand Canyon while killing mining jobs and making the U.S. reliant on other countries – some hostile – for uranium for our power and weapons.

October 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Wednesday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers to introduce the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act, legislation that would create a federal land exchange to expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument by transferring administrative jurisdiction of 11.21 acres of federal land to the National Parks Service (NPS) and 3.5 acres of NPS land to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the San Carlos Irrigation Project.

October 23, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Working with a bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Sedona, introduced legislation Wednesday that would expand the boundaries of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.

The "Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act" would create a federal land exchange to expand the Coolidge-based national monument.

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.

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