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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WASHINGTON, DC – Following yesterday’s resignation of U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke amid an investigation of sexual misconduct, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called on House Agriculture Committee leaders to hold a hearing to investigate claims made against Tooke and others within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called for an investigation into whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development misused nearly $200,000 in taxpayer funds to redecorate the office of HUD Secretary Ben Carson.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement following the government shutdown:
"It is disappointing that leaders in Washington have chosen to allow the government to shut down rather than put forward a thoughtful, bipartisan bill that funds our military, Children's Health Insurance Program, and community health centers and provide stability for DREAMers. My colleagues and I are ready to find a solution that actually works, and we continue to urge Speaker Ryan to work with us.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released this statement following an announcement made by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that the House of Representatives will adjourn whether the government shuts down or not:
“It is incredibly shameful and irresponsible for Congress to go home for the next week while the government is on the brink of a disastrous shutdown. With funding for our military, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and community health centers in limbo, the last thing we should be doing is taking a nine-day vacation.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as a government shutdown looms over Washington, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Charlie Crist (FL-13) led a letter signed by five other members of Congress to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In the letter, the lawmakers, who previously supported continuing resolutions this fiscal year, expressed their concern over the absence of a critical budget agreement and bipartisan solutions to the challenges our nation faces.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his plans to give up his salary for the duration of a government shutdown if Congressional leaders fail to fund the government by the end of the week.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as the government nears a shutdown, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called on leaders of both parties to put aside partisan bickering and show real leadership for the American people.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded the passage of legislation that will now require all Members, staff, and employees of the U.S. House of Representatives to successfully complete a workplace rights and anti-harassment training.
SEDONA - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran released this statement following the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates:
The indictments from the Special Counsel’s office reinforce the need for a complete and independent investigation that provides answers for the American people. I have long advocated for greater transparency and accountability in every branch of government, and I will do all I can to ensure this investigation can continue until its conclusion.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran introduced an amendment to the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 to provide greater whistleblower protections to federal employees who disclose information on the improper use of aircrafts by government officials.