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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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) set a letter urging Tony Dearman, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), to take immediate action to address systematic problems with BIE's management of schools and ensure the safety of students and improve the quality of education at the Havasupai Elementary School in Supai.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to assist Indian tribes in maintaining, expanding, and deploying broadband systems.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter urging Reps. Ken Calvert and Betty McCollum, leaders on the House Committee on Appropriations, to strongly consider full funding for the Bureau of Indian Education's New School Replacement Program.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Diné College Act with Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) to provide funding to improve higher education opportunities for the Navajo people.
“Investing in tribal education opportunities has a positive economic impact across Indian Country and our entire region,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Providing these critical resources to Diné College will improve the quality of education for students and position graduates for a successful future in jobs throughout the country.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) cosponsored H. Res 723, a resolution recognizing the work of school counselors during National School Counselors Week.
“Throughout Arizona, school counselors are shaping our children’s futures and working to set them on a path that guarantees individual success. They have more than earned and deserve our thanks,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “By cosponsoring this resolution, I am proud to join my colleagues in recognizing the hard work school counselors put in every single day.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran called on Congressional leaders and President Donald Trump to get serious about investing in career and technical training and jobs training programs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted against H.R. 3354, the FY 2018 federal spending bill, citing deep cuts to Pell Grants, infrastructure projects, and law enforcement, among other programs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his opposition to the House Republican’s 2018 budget resolution which makes deep cuts to programs that hundreds of thousands of Arizonans rely on every day.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined the Congressional Pre-K Caucus, a bipartisan group of legislators which seeks to promote high quality pre-k access in the United States.
“Investing in our children’s education early in life sets them up for academic success, benefits our future workforce, and makes us more competitive,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to identify bipartisan policies that promote early learning for our future generations, including my own grandchildren.”