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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WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D- Ariz., criticized the U.S. Department of Agriculture during a recent House hearing on the western wildfires, saying “forest management has long been on the backburner at the federal level.”
Halleran made his observation during a hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
Earlier this month the representative called for the hearing to explore the federal role in wildfire response, recovery, and reduction of fire risk.
Republican Sen. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran have proposed a bill to expand the boundaries of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in Flagstaff to include the visitor center that is located on Coconino National Forest land.
The bill would transfer about 97 acres of land to the National Park Service.
Sunset Crater is currently on National Park Service land; however, the associated visitor center, bunkhouse, and other outbuildings are located on Forest Service land.
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.
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
I remember the first time I visited the Grand Canyon, and the first time I showed it to my granddaughter. Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit this natural wonder can see that it is truly a national treasure.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.