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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona


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April 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted unanimously to pass H.R. 1781, the Payment Commission Data Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01), Tom Rice (SC-07) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) last month.

April 3, 2019 Contributed Columns

Since Diné College opened its doors in 1969, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) across the country have given young men and women educational opportunities steeped in the culture, traditions, and experiences of Native people.

April 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) introduced legislation to make permanent the Indian Employment Tax Credit (IETC).

March 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) introduced the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act – bipartisan legislation that extends the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF) for five years and includes modest increases to ensure responsiveness to demands for care and national priority areas.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) to introduce legislation that would improve affordability by reducing premium costs for consumers who purchase plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Care Affordability Act (H.R.

March 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement after a vote last week by the Navajo Nation Council to oppose the acquisition of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine by Navajo Transitional Energy Company:

March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) today announced that Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) is a finalist for the Democracy Awards, CMF’s honors program recognizing non-legislative achievement in operations and constituent service by congressional office

March 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-Az.), along with Representatives Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.), Tom Rice (R-Sc.) and Jimmy Panetta (D-Ca.) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in the drug pricing system.

March 11, 2019 Contributed Columns

There is nothing more important to the future of our state and the entire southwest region of our country than our access to water. I have spent most of my time in public service, as a state legislator, concerned citizen and community leader, and now in the United States House of Representatives, working extensively on Arizona water issues.

March 8, 2019 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 1, a package of major election reforms that strengthen our democracy, get dark money out of politics, and close ethics loopholes. The legislation includes three amendments introduced by Congressman Tom O'Halleran which address the misuse of tax dollars on military and first-class flights.


In The News

October 1, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation that includes two bills introduced by U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., earlier this year to address the opioid epidemic that has devastated communities.

September 27, 2018 In The News

Nineteen House members say that, come January, they will not vote for any speaker candidate who does not agree to support a package of rules changes that could dramatically change how the chamber operates.

September 15, 2018 In The News

HOLBROOK – A Canadian energy company will add to its helium operation with more than 3,000 acres of newly leased federal land near Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona.

September 14, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, is calling out a federal agency for collecting misleading and inaccurate data on broadband access for Native Americans.

August 7, 2018 In The News

TACHEE/BLUE GAP, Ariz. — Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr. invited US Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) to tour the Claim 28 abandoned uranium site July 31, which is located approximately five miles northeast of Tachee/Blue Gap Chapter.

Kee represents Low Mountain, Many Farms, Nazlini, Tachee/Blue Gap, and Tselani/Cottonwood chapters.

July 24, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON – The House gave final approval Monday to a bill that would let the White Mountain Apache proceed on desperately needed improvements to their water system, ending two years of back-and-forth debate in Congress on the issue.

July 24, 2018 In The News

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye commended U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., for securing an amendment to the fiscal 2019 appropriations to aid the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (ONHIR).

June 27, 2018 In The News

After 45 years of offering services to veterans in Maricopa County, the Veterans Upward Bound Program is making its way to Pinal County.

June 8, 2018 In The News

There are more than 4,200 abandoned uranium mines in the U.S., 500 of which are located on or near the Navajo Nation. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the U.S. House this week unanimously passed an amendment to help fund the cleanup of the sites.

June 5, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, has again called for the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step down after news reports of questionable practices.