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.
- Clean Legislating and Ethical Accountability Now (CLEAN) Act: makes the Office of Congressional Ethics a permanent body, protecting it from politically motivated changes, and giving it the tools it needs, including subpoena power, to investigate ethics violations.
- No Ongoing Perks Enrichment (NOPE) Act: prohibits first-class flights for members of Congress and staff, freezes Congressional pay, withholds pay unless a budget is passed, and increases the lobbying ban for members of Congress and staff from two years to five years.
- Government Shutdown Accountability and Economic Report Act of 2017: withholds Congressional pay during a government shutdown and requires daily reports on the impact and cost of the shutdown on the economy.
Government By the People Act of 2017: reforms the financing of congressional elections by broadening participation by small dollar donors.
Protecting Our Democracy Act: creates the National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election to examine any attempts or activities by the Russian government or other governments, persons or entities to use electronic means to influence, interfere with, or sow distrust in the 2016 elections.
No Budget, No Pay Act: withholds Congressional pay after October 1 of any fiscal year in which Congress has not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget and passed the regular appropriations bills.
Establishing a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress: Establishes an ad hoc committee to study the organization, operations, functions, and relevant interactions of the Members of Congress and to make recommendations to make such operations and organization more effective and efficient; make Congress and its Members more accountable; improve the orderly, timely, and effective consideration and disposal of legislation
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I am proud to represent Arizona’s First Congressional District, which is home to the Grand Canyon.
I remember the first time I visited the Grand Canyon, and the first time I showed it to my grandchildren. Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit this natural wonder can see that it is truly a national treasure.
Last week, the House of Representatives took historic action to protect this treasure by passing the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act.
In 2004, Sergeant Daniel Somers was deployed to Iraq with the National Guard as part of a Tactical Human Intelligence Team. There, he served in over 400 combat missions.
After his second deployment, Daniel was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury suffered during combat and several other medical issues.
Nearly a decade after he joined the military, 30-year-old Daniel died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, down the street from his home in Phoenix.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) announced confirmed mobile office hour stops for the month of November.
"It is a priority of mine to make sure that each of my constituents is able to access the resources my office provides, no matter where they live.” said Rep. O’Halleran. “My staff hosts mobile office hours across Arizona’s First Congressional District every month to make sure rural families, veterans, and tribal communities receive the same services afforded to more urban areas.”
November Mobile Office Hours will be as follows:
The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced legislation that would protect 5G telecommunications systems and mobile infrastructure in the United States.
The bill — the Secure 5G and Beyond Act — would require the administration to develop an unclassified, national strategy to maximize the security of 5G telecommunications systems. It comes following the announcement by the
Federal Communications Commission that it would place greater restrictions on Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei and ZTE due to widespread security concerns.
WASHINGTON—Today, following the House of Representatives’ vote to open the ongoing impeachment inquiry to include bipartisan, public hearings, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:
“The resolution voted on today is simply the next step in an ongoing investigative process that is already underway. It confirms the right of both Republicans and Democrats to call witnesses and allows the White House to be directly involved.
WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, legislation introduced by a group of lawmakers including Arizona Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-02) that would permanently ban uranium mining in and near the Grand Canyon.
U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, plans to hold a veterans town hall in Eloy next week.
It is one of four town halls he plans in Arizona's Congressional District 1. The other town halls will be in Winslow, Flagstaff and Sedona.
The Eloy town hall will be Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pinal Hispanic Council, 107 E. 4th St.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced four upcoming veterans town halls in Arizona’s First Congressional District.
“Our veterans have served our country selflessly, and it is our responsibility to ensure they have access to the resources they were promised when they return home. I look forward to hearing from veterans in my district about their concerns and bringing those concerns to the attention of Congress.”
Event details are as follows:
**UPDATED: Winslow's Town Hall has been cancelled due to illness**
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, legislation that would increase oversight and disclosure requirements to keep foreign actors out of American elections.
“Election security is not a partisan issue,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Since I was elected to Congress, I have fought to remove the influence of dark money and bad actors from our democratic process. I cosponsored this legislation to ensure that the voting power of every American is respected and protected.”
This year, I’ve held 26 town halls across Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. At each and every one, I hear from families, seniors and veterans who are concerned about the overwhelmingly high costs of their prescription drugs.
I hear from people like Karen, from Globe, a 74-year-old widow who cannot afford her prescriptions and often goes without them. Or Charlotte, from Eagar, who saves $800 a month by going to Mexico for her medications.