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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December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted in favor of H.R. 133: new legislation to address the public health and economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic and to fund the government through September 30, 2021.

December 3, 2020 In The News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1 million grant to the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s Head Start Program. It comes as such programs have become increasingly critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

 

The funding is part of nearly $11 billion approved by Congress last summer for Head Start programs nationwide. It’s intended to help expand early childhood education and support services for low-income families.

December 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had awarded a grant of over $1 million to support Head Start programs for the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

October 27, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded the opening of the Little Singer School on Navajo Nation. The Little Singer School is one of several schools O’Halleran fought to secure funding for through the Bureau of Indian Education School Construction program.

September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman O’Halleran (AZ-01) participated in a House Energy and Commerce hearing on holding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) accountable.

September 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services had awarded over $11 million in grant funding to support Navajo Nation and San Carlos Apache Tribe Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

September 3, 2020 Press Release

CASA GRANDE—Yesterday afternoon, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) hosted a listening session with members of the Casa Grande Union High School and Elementary School Districts to take questions and concerns from educators and administrators, learn what is and is not working, and what Arizona schools need from the federal government to help kids succeed safely this fall.  

August 31, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services had awarded over $3.5 million in grant funding to support Gila River Indian Community Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

August 26, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined the voices of Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer in calling on the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to honor tribal sovereignty and adhere to the Navajo Nation’s position that all federally operated schools under the control of BIE remain closed for face-to-face and in-classroom instruction for the entirety of the Fall 2020 semester.

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following continued lack of action from Senate leadership to come to a viable compromise on a new coronavirus aid package that does not sacrifice the well-being of American families in the process, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

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