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April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) returned to Washington, D.C. following a marathon two-week tour of Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“This district work period, we hit the ground running and met with hundreds of Arizonans to hear about the issues facing their communities and learn what is needed from the federal government,” said O’Halleran. “From Page all the way down Oro Valley, the needs of no two families are the same. It’s my job to meet with them, hear their concerns, and bring those voices back to the table in Washington to find solutions.”

April 6, 2021 In The News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Help may be in the works for the Hopi and Navajo tribes and other communities impacted by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS).

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, who represents the district that includes Navajo and Hopi, on March 26 introduced the National Emergency Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics Act, also known as the New Promise Act.

April 2, 2021 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK — Today, following President Biden’s announcement of the American Jobs Plan—a legislative proposal to invest in our nation’s roads, bridges, broadband deployment, community health centers, schools, and more, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

March 31, 2021 In The News

A reintroduced bill by Rep. Tom O’Halleran hopes to provide assistance to northern Arizona communities and local tribes impacted by the closure of Navajo Generating Station.

O’Halleran, a Democrat representing Congressional District 1, spoke Monday about the legislation during a visit to Page.

During the visit, O’Halleran was joined by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma of the Hopi tribe and Page Mayor Bill Diak, in addition to county and local officials.

March 31, 2021 In The News

O’Halleran Reintroduces Legislation to Aid Coal Transition Communities Cong Tom O’Halleran PAGE – On Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the National Energy Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics (NEW PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—and those like it across the United States—establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees, and invest in cities, towns, and tribal areas that have suffe

March 30, 2021 In The News

PAGE – On Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the National Energy Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics (NEW PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—and those like it across the United States—establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees, and invest in cities, towns, and tribal areas that have suffered economic downturn as a result of a closing coal-generation plant.

March 30, 2021 Press Release

PAGE – On Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the National Energy Workforce and Providing Recovery Opportunities to Manage the Industry’s Shifting Economics (NEW PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—and those like it across the United States—establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees, and invest in cities, towns, and tribal areas that have suffered economic downturn as a result of a closing coal-generation plant.  

March 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Don Young (AK-AL) introduced legislation to allocate $2.6 billion in funding to the Indian Health Service (IHS) Sanitation Facilities Construction Program to construct and improve multiple critical sanitation projects across Indian Country.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Senate-amended version of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a comprehensive legislative package to address the public health and economic crises caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The legislation now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature.

March 5, 2021 In The News

The federal government must immediately knock loose the $13 million needed to design the White Mountain Apache dam and water system and get the long-promised project back on track, top Arizona representatives say.

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran and Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema wrote a joint letter calling on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to find the money needed to deal with cost overruns and keep the project running — either with leftover money this year or with a new allocation.

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