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September 15, 2021 Press Release

FLAGSTAFF – This summer, caseworkers in the district offices of Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) helped Mother Road Brewing Co. in Flagstaff and Verde Brewing Company in northern Arizona cut costs, get approved for pandemic assistance loans, and keep business going during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that venues in Arizona’s First District will receive a total of over $4,748,900 in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG).

August 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, during a Pro Forma session of Congress, Representative Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to tribal governments from December 30, 2021 to December 30, 2022. The bill is cosponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL).

August 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement on today’s vote in the House of Representatives to advance the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure deal:

August 12, 2021 Contributed Columns

O’Halleran to Pelosi: Call for a vote on infrastructure

In Arizona’s 1st District, bus drivers taking our kids to school and moms and dads driving to work are forced to travel some of the most dangerous roads in need of repair in our country. In the shadow of wildfire burn scars, towns across our state plead for flood control project funding, and families lose children trying to cross washes that need safe bridges.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

PAGE—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that caseworkers in his district office had assisted Glen Canyon Conservancy in securing a $500,000 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) needed to keep the non-profit serving Arizona families and protecting our precious public lands.

Clarification with SBA was handled by Keith Brekhus, O’Halleran’s District Director, and staff from the Office of Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

July 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Michael C. Burgess (TX-26) have introduced H.R. 4326, the Electric Vehicle Mobility Area Planning Act (EV MAP Act). The bill would create a $10 million grant program to assist localities and electric utilities to identify the locations for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their communities. The bill was previously introduced last Congress.

July 15, 2021 In The News

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stopped by State Route 347 and Riggs Road on Thursday afternoon to hear the concerns of local leaders about the dangerous roadway.

Serious accidents and fatalities on the highway have drawn cries for help from state and local officials in Maricopa and Pinal counties. Congressman Tom O’Halleran, District 1, used the visit to elevate visibility of the safety issue to the top official in the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington.

July 15, 2021 Contributed Columns

Guest commentary: Tax relief coming to families with kids 17 and younger

The coronavirus pandemic put hardworking American families through the wringer. Countless mothers, fathers, and caretakers lost jobs through no fault of their own, and, amid one of the most acute public health and economic crises of our lifetimes, worked tirelessly to make ends meet and adjust to a drastically different way of work, school, and life.