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.

More on Education

October 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) led Representatives David McKinley (R-WV-01), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40), and David Joyce (R-OH-14) to introduce the Student Assisted Vaccination Effort (SAVE) Act, legislation that permits qualified individuals studying to be health professionals to administer vaccines with appropriate training and supervision during future public health emergencies.

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:

July 30, 2021 In The News

CASA GRANDE — An innovations center in Superior and two infrastructure projects on tribal lands were included as part of a seven-bill appropriations minibus that passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday night.

The projects were part of a list of Community Funding Requests submitted by U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, who represents Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. O’Halleran was able to secure funding for six projects within the 1st District overall.

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.

July 14, 2021 In The News

ELOY — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran hosted a Families and Kids Resource Fair and Town Hall on July 13 in Eloy to highlight family resources in Pinal County and answer questions about the new Child Tax Credit that went into effect July 15.

Representatives of agencies such as the Eloy Police Department and the Casa Grande Alliance were in attendance to meet with the representative as well as provide information on programs they hold for the people of Eloy and the area.

July 2, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The San Carlos Apache Tribe could see more than three-quarters of a million dollars for a new college library center.

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., submitted the request to the House Appropriations Committee along with nine other funding requests. Each member of Congress is entitled to submit up to 10 request for funding of governmental or qualified non-profit projects in his or her district.

O’Halleran’s request for the San Carlos Apache College is for $871,500, and would be designated to renovate, equip and staff a library and computer center.

June 9, 2021 In The News

U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran, Arizona LD-1, came to Miami last week to talk about education, and the need for broadband took center stage.

The congressman was here for a Town Hall in the Miami Junior/Senior High School auditorium, along with area educators and representatives. School Principal Glen Lineberry served as host; he and O’Halleran were joined by Gila County School Superintendent Roy Sandoval, Miami Mayor Sammy Gonzales and Pima Unified School District Superintendent Sean Rickert.

June 4, 2021 In The News

The House of Representatives has passed a bill to improve benefits for Native American service members at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).

The Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and University Pilot Program Act or HR 2878 passed on May 19. The proposed legislation has now been forwarded to the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs without any amendments.