O’Halleran to Serve as Rural Broadband Caucus Co-Chair
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that in the 117th Congress, he will serve alongside Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI-02), Peter Welch (D-VT-AL), Rob Wittman (R-VA-01), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16), and Bob Latta (R-OH-05) as Co-Chair of the Rural Broadband Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers working to promote broadband deployment and close the digital divide.
“Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the digital divide that far too many families in rural communities in our district, and across the country, have struggled with for decades,” said O’Halleran. “Broadband infrastructure has the potential to unlock endless opportunities for economic growth and keep families connected to work, school, health care, and loved ones in an increasingly digital world. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to ensure rural communities are not overlooked as we invest in our nation’s digital infrastructure and increase access to quality, high-speed broadband for families and businesses.”
Today, Caucus Co-Chairs led a letter to President Biden urging increased investment in broadband infrastructure as a priority item. The letter was signed by a diverse group of over 70 members of the House of Representatives. View the letter, HERE.
A full list of committees and caucuses on which O’Halleran sits is available, HERE.