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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VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK– Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced the annual launch of his “Valentines for Vets” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to veterans in Arizona’s First Congressional District.
“Our brave veterans have served our country selflessly and deserve our support and gratitude every day,” said O’Halleran. “A Valentine’s Day card or handwritten note is a meaningful way to express this gratitude and give back to those who have made immense sacrifices for our country.”
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK— Today, on the ten-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision that deregulated limits on independent expenditure group, private entity, and corporation spending in American elections, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement in support of the continued work by the House to overturn this disastrous decision, and his “A” rating from End Citizens United.
When I was elected to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House, I made a commitment to my constituents to fight for accountability and transparency from your elected representatives in Washington.
That is why I released my Annual Report to Constituents, a look back at the work my staff and I accomplished for Arizona families in 2019.
Over the course of 2019, I:
WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran joined a bipartisan group in voting to pass H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, legislation that ensures older Americans have the legal tools necessary to fight back against age-based discrimination in the workplace.
WASHINGTON—Following the recent announcement of $3 million in new available broadband grants for rural and tribal communities across Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that he had secured $74,136.05 in benefits for a military widow in Arizona’s First Congressional District who had been waiting on the VA to release her pay since June 11, 2019. Following official notice of dispersed benefits, O’Halleran released the following statement:
The House on Wednesday passed a slew of bills aimed at giving the U.S. a leg up over China in the race to implement the super-fast next-generation wireless networks known as 5G.
The trio of bipartisan bills, which passed the House near-unanimously, would funnel U.S. government resources into steering international wireless policy while securing the burgeoning networks against cyberattacks and foreign influence.
WASHINGTON—Today, following reports that Iran launched military attacks on two airbases in Iraq housing American troops in response to the United States killing of terrorist Qasem Soleimani, and after listening to President Trump’s remarks on the developing situation, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement: