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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.
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.
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).
WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) was selected to serve as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. The committee was established to regulate interstate and foreign commerce, and it has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), member of the House Committee on Agriculture and conferee on the Farm Bill Conference Committee, voted to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes provisions he championed during negotiations.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and a conferee on the Farm Bill Conference Committee, signed the bipartisan, bicameral Farm Bill Conference Report. Once passed by the House of Representatives and Senate and signed into law, this legislation reauthorizes the Farm Bill for five years.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) wrote a letter to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey calling for an immediate and thorough investigation into whistleblower reports that Arizona State Parks and Trails Director Sue Black recklessly disregarded procedures designed to minimize damage to lands identified as containing protected cultural and historical sites.
The Congressmen also encouraged Gov. Ducey to request Black’s immediate resignation so as to avoid further damage to Arizona and Native American antiquities.
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.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday let stand an Obama-era moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, declining to hear a challenge to the ban by mining groups.
The 20-year ban on new mines was imposed in 2012 by then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to protect the air and water around the canyon. But opponents called the move overreach by government bureaucrats who should have been subject to congressional veto.
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.