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August 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of over 80 colleagues on a letter to Congressional leadership calling for the extension of reporting and transmission deadlines for the 2020 Census and the allocation of $400 million to address continued challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

August 10, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to three EDA Economic Development District organizations in Arizona to assist economically-distressed communities in responding to the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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 Septemb

August 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed the COVID Preparedness, Response, and Effective Planning for Advanced Requirements by the Executive Branch (PREPARE) Act, a bill cosponsored by Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) to require federal agencies to submit a report to Congress on the steps they are taking to respond to a potential resurgence of COVID-19, including measurab

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 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) led a letter to the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) regarding reports from constituents about unemployment claims being flagged as potentially fraudulent, despite there being no obvious reason for DES to suspect this, and often giving constituents no outlet to contact DES to rectify the situation.

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 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of colleagues to introduce the Stopping COVID Scams Act of 2020: legislation to protect families from COVID-19-related scams and fraud by allowing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general to levy civil penalties against scammers.



In The News

April 8, 2020 In The News

On top of receiving free roof repairs, the F.O.R Maricopa food bank just received another major contribution in the form of over 1,400 pounds of bulk food items from the La Paloma family restaurant in Eloy. This project came to fruition with the combined efforts of Vice Mayor Nancy Smith and Councilwoman Julia Gusse.

April 6, 2020 In The News

Arizona's congressional delegation sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt asking them to quickly and equitably distribute economic relief funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the state's tribal governments.

April 3, 2020 In The News

Arizona's entire congressional delegation has urged the Trump administration to work directly with the state's Native Americans, citing an urgent and worsening health and economic crisis for the tribes.

April 2, 2020 In The News

A bipartisan group of 19 U.S. senators and 12 representatives has asked President Donald Trump to ensure that agencies will uphold federal trust and treaty responsibilities to Native American tribes when implementing provisions of the newly enacted COVID-19 spending package.

March 30, 2020 In The News

With the deadly coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the U.S., and with restrictions on travel and commerce, the phone lines of Arizona’s 11 members of Congress are ringing off the hook. 

Call by call, thousands of anxious Arizonans, desperate for information and help, are relying more than ever on a few dozen people who try to solve problems, calm nerves and reconnect loved ones.

March 30, 2020 In The News

Northern Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran called on Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily close Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, as a Grand Canyon Village resident became the first to test positive in the area.

March 29, 2020 In The News

Rep. Tom O'Halleran speaks with FOX 10's Anita Roman about his calls for Congress to close the Grand Canyon in light of coronavirus concerns. [View video interview here.]

March 25, 2020 In The News

President Trump on Monday signed into law a bill designed to improve internet and other telecommunication access for rural Americans.

March 24, 2020 In The News

Two Arizona Democrats in Congress said Tuesday they were cautiously optimistic that Native Americans would see more timely and consistent aid in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 20, 2020 In The News

Four Arizona House Democrats pressed the Trump administration Friday to urgently provide $120 million in emergency aid to the Indian Health Service after delays in sending money to combat the new coronavirus that is sweeping across tribal communities.