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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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October 18, 2018 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran met with Lt. Gen Todd Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and local county and city leaders in Winslow and Flagstaff. During the meetings the stakeholders discussed the projects in the region and pressed the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize them before these communities face devastating floods.

October 1, 2018 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, following the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) denounced congressional leaders’ failure to reauthorize this critical conservation program.

September 14, 2018 Press Release

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.

September 13, 2018 Press Release

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.

September 5, 2018 Press Release

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.

August 31, 2018 Press Release

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.

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.