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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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.”

June 5, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urging the Departments to disburse the funding provided to the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) under the CARES Act as soon as possible.

June 5, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK– Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition, an annual event that highlights the work of talented young artists across America. One piece from each congressional district is selected by each member of Congress to hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

May 20, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Arizona Congressmen Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Greg Stanton (AZ-09), and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) will host a virtual Service Academy Day on Tuesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. MST. Students, parents and educators interested in learning more about the admissions process and the Congressional nomination requirements can pre-register for the event at

April 17, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that, due to uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, his office would be extending the deadline for students to participate in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition to May 25th and expanding online submissions.

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.