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November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—This morning, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R.5376, the Build Back Better Act. The package includes significant provisions that will invest in Arizona children and their education, hardworking families, health care, lowering prescription drug prices for seniors, and concrete solutions to combat the climate crisis—longstanding problems that affect all Americans, but rural families most of all.

November 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) attended President Biden’s signing ceremony for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: a bipartisan legislative package that invests in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, targeting American roads, broadband expansion, electric grids, and water systems. The bill is expected to create two million American jobs per year for the next decade.

November 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Tonight, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure deal and voted in favor of a procedural vote to advance debate on the Build Better Back Better Act.

October 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) attended a meeting at the White House with President Biden, Vice President Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Ami Bera (CA-07), and Mike Thompson (CA-05) to discuss forthcoming legislation.

October 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHGINTON—Today, following the the House of Representatives’ failure to consider the O’Halleran-backed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

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.

September 6, 2021 In The News

Bipartisan legislation to extend coverage of payments from the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security to tribal governments for a year, ending on Dec. 30, 2022, has been introduced in the U.S. House.

The CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocated $8 billion for tribal governments through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, but tribes did not start receiving money until May 5, 2020, well after the bill’s statutory deadline, said Representatives Don Young, R-Alaska, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., sponsors of the bill.

September 1, 2021 In The News

After a year of struggling through the pandemic and its restrictions, one of downtown Globe’s main venues got some welcome news last week.

On August 27, U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced in a press release that $4.7 million in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants had been awarded to venues in Arizona’s First District.

August 31, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON – Fighting wildfires did not get any easier this month, but it did get a little more profitable for thousands of full-time and temporary firefighters employed by the federal government.

That’s because the departments of Agriculture and Interior bumped the minimum wage for federal firefighters from $13 an hour up to $15 an hour, a raise that was expected to show up in paychecks last week, the agencies said.

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).

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