Accountability

Transparency is not a partisan issue. The American people deserve accountability from their elected officials in Washington. I am committed to bringing transparency to my work by sharing information about each of my meetings on my website, introducing and supporting legislation to strengthen independent watchdog groups, and work to ensure that our government is accountable to the American people.

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November 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) traveled to the White House to accompany President Biden as he signed into law three bills to support law enforcement officers—the Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act, the Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021, and Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support (COPS) Counseling Act.

November 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) attended President Biden’s signing ceremony for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: a bipartisan legislative package that invests in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, targeting American roads, broadband expansion, electric grids, and water systems. The bill is expected to create two million American jobs per year for the next decade.

November 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, along with United States Forest Service (USFS) Chief Randy Moore, Coconino County and City of Flagstaff officials, members of the Flagstaff Ranger District, and stakeholders on the ground toured Museum Fire burn scars and high-flood areas, and discussed solutions for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) contract cancellation that occurred in September.

November 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV-01) introduced the Rural Health Training Act of 2021. The legislation will provide rural health care organizations with funding to support the retention of their health care workforce and enhance training opportunities.

November 4, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema introduced legislation to fully fund and complete a vital drinking water infrastructure project for the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

November 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, following news that agreement had been reached on a proposed plan to lower prescription drug costs for seniors in the developing Build Back Better legislative package by capping seniors’ out-of-pocket costs and giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

October 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a former law enforcement officer and homicide detective, joined Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10) to introduce the Violent Incident Clearance and Technological Investigative Methods (VICTIM) Act, legislation that provides law enforcement with resources to hire, train, and retain detectives and victim services personnel to investigate shootings and support victims.

October 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01), a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) re-introduced the Help End Abusive Living Situations (HEALS) Act, legislation to assist survivors of domestic violence to rapidly secure safe housing situations.

October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Open RAN Outreach Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressmen Colin Allred (D-TX-32), Richard Hudson (R-NC-08), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02) to strengthen the telecommunications supply chain and protect small and rural communications providers from untrusted technology companies.

October 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) attended a meeting at the White House with President Biden, Vice President Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Ami Bera (CA-07), and Mike Thompson (CA-05) to discuss forthcoming legislation.

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