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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August 7, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK -- Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH-05) introduced the Rural Connectivity Advancement Program (RCAP) Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would facilitate broadband buildout in rural communities by capturing a portion of the proceeds from spectrum auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through September 30, 2022.

July 31, 2020 Contributed Columns

Head Start Grants Headed to AZ-01, Says O’Halleran

WASHINGTON — Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services had awarded over $12 million in grants to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Arizona’s First Congressional District.

July 30, 2020 In The News

CASA GRANDE — The high demand for technology created by students and parents working from home during the coronavirus put a crimp in Casa Grande Elementary School District’s plan to purchase more than 2,000 new Chromebooks for students for the new school year.

But the situation seems to have been fixed with the help of elected officials.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Child Care is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act: two bills to increase affordability and accessibility of child care for struggling families, and ensure that providers have the resources and guidance they need to continue serving families during the coronavirus pandemic.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services had awarded over $12 million in grants to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Arizona’s First Congressional District.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) hosted a telephone town hall to hear directly from families across Arizona’s First Congressional District about the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has affected K-12 education in Arizona. He was joined by Joe Thomas, President of the Arizona Education Association, and over 2,100 Arizonans concerned about education.

July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Broadband Adoption and Opportunity Act: bipartisan legislation to leverage public-private partnerships to refurbish internet-capable devices for students and underserved families through donation, lending, or low-cost purchasing programs. The bill is cosponsored by Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-06).

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, sweeping legislation to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and improve our roads, bridges, transit systems, schools, housing, broadband programs, and water and sanitation systems. 

June 22, 2020 In The News

It is no easy task gaining admission into a United States Service Academy. Along with strict academic requirements, they require applicants also be of good character. That is reinforced by a recommendation from a state lawmaker serving their country in either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate.

June 15, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK– Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced this year’s U.S. Service Academy appointments offered to students in Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“Each year, it is one of my great honors to nominate bright, driven students in Arizona’s First District for appointments to prestigious U.S. Service Academies,” said O’Halleran. “I am pleased to announce that seven Arizonans I nominated have been offered appointments to military academies this year and I commend each of them for their hard work and dedication to serving our country.”

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