Economy

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June 7, 2021 In The News

Business is improving at restaurants in Prescott, Flagstaff and Sedona as we emerge from the pandemic, which has hit restaurants especially hard.

In early May, Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran announced that the Small Business Administration’s $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund had begun accepting applications. Many restaurants in Central and Northern Arizona have either already received or applied for these funds.

May 30, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. – On Friday, ahead of Memorial Day on Monday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL-06) re-introduced the Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, bipartisan legislation to establish a workforce training program to prepare America’s transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, ahead of Memorial Day on Monday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL-06) re-introduced the Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, bipartisan legislation to establish a workforce training program to prepare America’s transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry.

May 28, 2021 In The News

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College will receive more than $8 million as a result of the American Rescue Plan.

“Approximately half of that money — $4.1 million — has to go directly to students,” said Charmaine Chidester, director of grants for EAC.

The funds will be turned into COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grants of $1,000 a semester to qualified students.

The other half of the money is required to be used to cover COVID-related expenses.

May 28, 2021 In The News

Business is improving at restaurants in Prescott, Flagstaff and Sedona as we emerge from the pandemic, which has hit restaurants especially hard.

In early May, Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran announced that the Small Business Administration’s $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund had begun accepting applications. Many restaurants in Central and Northern Arizona have either already received or applied for these funds.

May 28, 2021 In The News

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Six Democratic members of Arizona’s congressional delegation say they oppose a provision in President Joe Biden’s proposed budget to partially retire the Air Force’s A-10 attack jets, many of which are assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.

Delegation members releasing statements of support Friday for keeping A-10s in active service included Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema and Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick, Ruben Gallego, Tom O'Halleran and Greg Stanton.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, during a Pro Forma session of Congress, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) led Reps. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) in introducing bipartisan legislation that directs the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Department of Interior (DOI) to determine both the direct and indirect costs wildfires have on federal, state, and local governmental entities, as well as ag producers, property owners, evacuation centers, and more.

May 22, 2021 In The News

New funding from the American Rescue Plan is making its way to Arizona’s universities and colleges, including Northern Arizona University.

More than $471 million is heading to universities across the state, according to an announcement from Rep. Tom O’Halleran.

The funding is meant to help institutions cope with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and navigate future challenges, according to a statement from O’Halleran’s office.

May 21, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON — Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran highlighted the recent launch of the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program and urged eligible Arizonans to enroll to receive a discount on their monthly internet bill.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) detailed the benefits of the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit (CTC) he helped pass as part of the American Rescue Plan. Data compiled shows that the families of 167,000 First District children will receive the monthly CTC payment via their yearly tax filing.

 

The extended tax filing deadline for both Arizona and federal taxes is Monday, May 17.

 

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