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October 5, 2020 In The News

As wildfires flare across the West, Arizona’s congressional leaders are calling once again on the federal government to press forward on an ambitious plan to reduce forest fires in the state.

October 2, 2020 In The News

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.

September 30, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – If lawmakers weren’t aware of the importance of broadband high-speed internet service to rural areas before COVID-19, they are well aware today. Speaking at the recent All Ag DC Capitol Ag Tour, almost every member interviewed during the event lamented the “digital divide”. Rep.

September 28, 2020 In The News

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is working on improving access for broadband services in rural areas. Committee member, Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran says they’ve made some progress on broadband which is badly needed for many uses.

He says both economic development and agriculture must have reliable broadband services in order to flourish.

September 16, 2020 In The News

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.

September 15, 2020 In The News

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey last week announced Gila County will receive a $21 million federal grant to build the Tonto Creek Bridge. In January, Governor Ducey called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the bridge project, which was included as a policy priority in the Governor’s State of the State address.

September 10, 2020 In The News

WINDOW ROCK

Many Americans were shocked and dismayed when Congress recessed for a summer break in August without finalizing a second coronavirus relief/stimulus package due to a stalemate in negotiations between the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives and the Republican-led U.S. Senate.

September 10, 2020 In The News

WINDOW ROCK

Many Americans were shocked and dismayed when Congress recessed for a summer break in August without finalizing a second coronavirus relief/stimulus package due to a stalemate in negotiations between the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives and the Republican-led U.S. Senate.

September 1, 2020 In The News

Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., made a little history on Monday by launching the Blue Dog Democrats’ first-ever virtual rural opportunity roundtable series. The discussion with local and tribal leaders focused on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on rural and tribal communities.

August 22, 2020 In The News

BELLEMONT, Ariz. — A low-profile military base first established during World War II is being eyed as a potential site for future economic development projects in northern Arizona.

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