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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September 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva asking that the pair work together to host a joint hearing between the two Committees to explore the federal role in reducing fire risk.

September 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation to modify the boundary of the Sunset Crater

September 3, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, following reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had announced a plan to open an “Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains” in Colorado that will focus on tracking and cleaning up abandoned mines in Western states, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

July 31, 2020 In The News

Congress last week approved a bill that will provide nearly $1 billion annually to maintain national parks and buy additional land to protect wildlife, scenery and natural resources.

Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran co-sponsored the Great American Outdoors Act and hailed its passage by a 310 to 107 vote in the House. O’Halleran’s a Democrat whose district includes Flagstaff, the Navajo and Hopi reservations and the White Mountains.

July 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 7092, the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation cosponsored by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and create the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, which will provide funding to the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S.

July 22, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a fifth coronavirus relief package.

The bill would provide $9.5 billion over five years to pay down the National Park Service’s maintenance backlog and provide permanent funding at $900 million per year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which supports natural areas and recreation activities.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): bipartisan legislation that fully funds our military operations at home and abroad, continues to address the coronavirus pandemic, and addresses harmful uranium mining operations near the Grand Canyon.

June 5, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group of House members to cosponsor the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address priority repair needs in our national parks and other land management agencies.

May 20, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of 118 members of Congress on a letter to Congressional leadership urging the full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and dedicated funding to address the maintenance backlog on public lands in future coronavirus relief packages.

April 29, 2020 In The News

PHOENIX – Environmentalists are blasting a Trump administration call for “bold action to revive and strengthen the uranium mining industry,” an industry whose history they say has left a “toxic trail” through the Grand Canyon.

They are responding to a report last week by the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Fuel Working Group, which called for the government to support both uranium mining and nuclear power technology to preserve national security.

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