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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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June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01). The amendment expedites the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines, which pose a serious health threat to countless tribal and rural communities across the Southwest.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, following pressure from Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and other members of Congress, the National Park Service announced a revised entrance fee increase proposal that will allow the American people to continue to affordably access our public lands.

December 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) blasted President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, calling the move shortsighted and detrimental to ongoing conservation efforts and the preservation of Native American history. Five area Native American tribes supported the designation of Bears Ears, including the Hopi and Navajo Nation, both of which Congressman O’Halleran represents in Congress.

November 13, 2017 Press Release

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Forest Service announced its recommendation to revise the mining ban and allow mining operations to begin on previously withdrawn land.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter, signed by 89 other members of Congress, to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to not adopt the recently proposed increased entry fees for 17 national parks.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

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:

October 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran released this statement following news that the National Park Service is considering an increase in entrance fees at 17 national parks, including the Grand Canyon in Arizona’s First Congressional District:

May 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) penned a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke concerning the recent executive order directing the Department of Interior to review the establishment history and status of national monuments created since 1996.