Education

Fostering a healthy educational environment at a young age is critical for future academic achievement for Arizona students. We must also continue to invest in our elementary and secondary education, and ensure our students are receiving the best education. I support legislation that makes college, vocational programs, and other skill training opportunities more accessible to people who seek higher education.

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March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), along with Reps. Susie Lee (D-NV-03), Michael Waltz (R-FL-06), and Denver Riggleman (R-VA-05) introduced H.R.6176, the bipartisan Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, legislation to establish a workforce training program to prepare America’s transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry.

February 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, Congressman Tom O’Halleran released the following statement:

“Our national debt and deficit are rising, but we cannot address this issue by cutting Social Security, Medicaid, and funding for our public schools. This proposed budget hamstrings rural and tribal communities, hampers our ability to address uranium mine clean up, and doubles down on partisan attacks on those with pre-existing conditions.”

The president’s proposed FY21 budget

February 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) re-introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of tribal colleges and universities to the economic, educational, and social wellbeing of Indian Country and designating this week—beginning February 2, 2020—as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week.

October 15, 2019 In The News

A devastating infant-and-toddler child care crisis deals a massive $57 billion in economic damage to our nation each year by leaving working parents distracted and unfocused at work, and young children without needed, high-quality supports that can cause persistent problems as they grow. And this crisis is particularly pressing in Arizona.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal outdated laws relating to Native American education, forcible relocation of Native American children to boarding schools, and withholding monies and resources owed to Native American tribes.

June 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition, an annual event that brings together young artists from across the United States to submit artwork. One piece from each congressional district is selected by each member of Congress.

May 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, at the start of Infrastructure Week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his membership on a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband. The task force, chaired by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-06), will focus on deploying and implementing high-speed internet access to all Americans by 2025.  

April 23, 2019 In The News

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — The four star rating of Tuba City High School’s Child Development Learning Center attracted interest from U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), who personally visited the school March 19 to learn more about what the program does and who they partner with to provide a quality program for children 3 to 5 years of age.

April 3, 2019 Contributed Columns

Since Diné College opened its doors in 1969, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) across the country have given young men and women educational opportunities steeped in the culture, traditions, and experiences of Native people. They have opened the doors for countless students who are seeking higher education, but now these institutions are under attack in the new budget proposal put forward by the Trump administration.

January 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced H.Res. 58, a resolution supporting higher teacher pay and calling for greater investments in public education.

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