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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May 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced more than $471 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in Arizona would be distributed under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help institutions cope with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and navigate future challenges. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2878: a legislative package to support veterans which includes the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ-07), Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL), and Tom Cole (R-OK-04) to better connect Native American veteran students and their families to VA services.

May 5, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House Veterans Affairs Committee passed H.R. 2878, the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act. The bipartisan bill was reintroduced last week by Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) to connect Native veterans and their families to VA services and vocational support by expanding the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).
April 24, 2021 In The News

Arizona’s 1st Congressional District is huge, covering everything from Apache and Navajo County all the way down to parts of Maricopa and Pima counties, and, of course, Graham County. This week, District 1’s representative Congressman Tom O’Halleran visited the Gila Valley. The congressman attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the House of Hope sober living center, and took a tour around a couple of local businesses.

April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) returned to Washington, D.C. following a marathon two-week tour of Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“This district work period, we hit the ground running and met with hundreds of Arizonans to hear about the issues facing their communities and learn what is needed from the federal government,” said O’Halleran. “From Page all the way down Oro Valley, the needs of no two families are the same. It’s my job to meet with them, hear their concerns, and bring those voices back to the table in Washington to find solutions.”

March 15, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., is urging his colleagues to fund a backlog of school construction projects in rural, tribal and other underserved communities.

“In far too many communities in rural Arizona, students attend class in condemned school buildings in desperate need of repair,” O’Halleran said.

March 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) re-introduced his Impact Aid Infrastructure Act—legislation to fund the construction of critical Impact Aid school projects and address the significant backlog rural, tribal, and underserved communities are facing.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Senate-amended version of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a comprehensive legislative package to address the public health and economic crises caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The legislation now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature.

March 5, 2021 In The News

Show Low can expect a $3.7-million windfall if the US Senate adopts the House-passed version of a $1.9-trillion COVID stimulus bill. Navajo County could get $22 million and Apache County some $14 million, according to figures released by the office of Rep. Tom O’Halleran.

The state of Arizona will get $7.5 billion in additional federal aid, although the state actually bolstered its reserve fund during the pandemic and the proposed state budget includes both school funding cuts and a fresh round of tax cuts.

March 3, 2021 In The News

Washington, D.C. – Today the American Library Association (ALA) welcomed the introduction of the Build America’s Libraries Act in the House of Representatives by Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI-9), Don Young (R-AK-at large) and 52 cosponsors. The legislation would provide $5 billion to support long-term improvements to library facilities, including addressing needs that have arisen due to COVID–19. The bill would enable libraries to better serve rural, low-income and underserved areas, as well as people with disabilities and other vulnerable library users.