Transparency is not a partisan issue. The American people deserve accountability from their elected officials in Washington. I am committed to bringing transparency to my work by sharing information about each of my meetings on my website, introducing and supporting legislation to strengthen independent watchdog groups, and work to ensure that our government is accountable to the American people.
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WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of over 80 colleagues on a letter to Congressional leadership calling for the extension of reporting and transmission deadlines for the 2020 Census and the allocation of $400 million to address continued challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Census Bureau, an estimated 37 percent of households currently remain uncounted in this year’s census, and in Arizona’s First Congressional District the figure is closer to 55 percent.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to three EDA Economic Development District organizations in Arizona to assist economically-distressed communities in responding to the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic. $400,000 in awarded funding will go to the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) in Flagstaff, Arizona.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK -- Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH-05) introduced the Rural Connectivity Advancement Program (RCAP) Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would facilitate broadband buildout in rural communities by capturing a portion of the proceeds from spectrum auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through September 30, 2022.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed the COVID Preparedness, Response, and Effective Planning for Advanced Requirements by the Executive Branch (PREPARE) Act, a bill cosponsored by Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) to require federal agencies to submit a report to Congress on the steps they are taking to respond to a potential resurgence of COVID-19, including measurable goals, anticipated challenges, and how they will consult with Congress.
Congress last week approved a bill that will provide nearly $1 billion annually to maintain national parks and buy additional land to protect wildlife, scenery and natural resources.
Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran co-sponsored the Great American Outdoors Act and hailed its passage by a 310 to 107 vote in the House. O’Halleran’s a Democrat whose district includes Flagstaff, the Navajo and Hopi reservations and the White Mountains.
WASHINGTON — Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services had awarded over $12 million in grants to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Arizona’s First Congressional District.
CASA GRANDE — The high demand for technology created by students and parents working from home during the coronavirus put a crimp in Casa Grande Elementary School District’s plan to purchase more than 2,000 new Chromebooks for students for the new school year.
But the situation seems to have been fixed with the help of elected officials.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) led a letter to the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) regarding reports from constituents about unemployment claims being flagged as potentially fraudulent, despite there being no obvious reason for DES to suspect this, and often giving constituents no outlet to contact DES to rectify the situation. This interruption in benefits has the potential to completely undermine the intent of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program and risks families being unable to pay their bills.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services had awarded over $12 million in grants to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Arizona’s First Congressional District.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of colleagues to introduce the Stopping COVID Scams Act of 2020: legislation to protect families from COVID-19-related scams and fraud by allowing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general to levy civil penalties against scammers.
Since January of 2020, the FTC has received more than 120,000 consumer complaints related to the coronavirus crisis, reporting more than $80 million lost by consumers due to COVID-19-related fraud.