Creating high-paying jobs across our country is a key priority of mine in Congress. By investing in education and skills training, we can create a 21st Century workforce that is ready to fill open jobs. Congress must also take bipartisan action to reduce burdensome regulations that make our small businesses less competitive in local and global markets.
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) commended the Arizona's decision to target 28 census tracts in Arizona's First Congressional District for the Opportunity Zone designation by the Department of the Treasury.
Washington, DC – Today, following pressure from Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and other members of Congress, the National Park Service announced a revised entrance fee increase proposal that will allow the American people to continue to affordably access our public lands.
SEDONA, AZ - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement regarding NAFTA and growing fears of a trade war:
“Today’s sliding stocks highlight the dangers of reckless Washington politics on the livelihoods of American workers and families. A trade war would cause serious harm to Arizona’s economy, including our agriculture and defense communities, while raising costs for working families and hurting their retirement and education savings. Rural Arizona cannot afford to risk lost jobs and higher consumer costs.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded a bipartisan spending bill that prioritizes rural America, strengthens our national defense, and improves background checks for legal gun purchases, among other things.
“Congressional leaders did something no one expected. They worked together to create a bipartisan funding bill that focuses on the needs of our communities. This funding bill will make our communities safer and invest in the future of our nation. It is a step in the right direction.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as communities across the country celebrate America’s farmers during National Ag Day, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America and member of the House Agriculture Committee, expressed his disappointment in Congressional leaders’ failure to work together on a bipartisan Farm Bill that supports rural communities and families.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to assist Indian tribes in maintaining, expanding, and deploying broadband systems.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) voted for the fifth short-term spending bill to fund the government through March 23, provide resources to the military for the next eight months, and fund community health centers for two years. Following the vote, Rep. O'Halleran once again called on Congressional leaders to commit to a bipartisan budget process that invests in our country, allows our military to plan strategically for the future, and reins in our growing federal debt.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement following the government shutdown:
"It is disappointing that leaders in Washington have chosen to allow the government to shut down rather than put forward a thoughtful, bipartisan bill that funds our military, Children's Health Insurance Program, and community health centers and provide stability for DREAMers. My colleagues and I are ready to find a solution that actually works, and we continue to urge Speaker Ryan to work with us.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as a government shutdown looms over Washington, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Charlie Crist (FL-13) led a letter signed by five other members of Congress to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In the letter, the lawmakers, who previously supported continuing resolutions this fiscal year, expressed their concern over the absence of a critical budget agreement and bipartisan solutions to the challenges our nation faces.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the government through the new year, and he slammed Congressional leaders for failing to pass a budget and a clean DREAM Act.