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, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, to introduce legislation to expand compensation for individuals exposed to radiation while working in and living near uranium mines or downwind from nuclear weapon test sites.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called on Labor Secretary Acosta to resign following reports of his involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual assault case.
“There is no worse crime than the sexual assault of a child. As a cop, I investigated these heinous crimes and saw many criminals rightfully locked up. A competent U.S. attorney would not and should not stop until an offender is unable to ever commit a crime like this to anyone, let alone a vulnerable minor.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal outdated laws relating to Native American education, forcible relocation of Native American children to boarding schools, and withholding monies and resources owed to Native American tribes.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted for H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, which requires voting systems to use individual, durable, voter-verified paper ballots, expands risk-limiting audits, and authorizes necessary funding to states to assist in securing election infrastructure.
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to fund seven departments and related agencies and passed provisions introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to address wildfire risks, expedite uranium mine cleanup, and improve tribal health care, among other important issues.
CASA GRANDE – After months of working with veteran service organizations, community health programs, the Pinal County Housing Authority, and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that a pilot program to house homeless and at-risk veterans in Pinal County would be launched.
Top members of the centrist Democrat Blue Dog Coalition are holding out hope for bipartisan accomplishments on pressing infrastructure projects.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ) joined Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to introduce the Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2019 alongside Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Ann Kuster (D-NH), David McKinley (R-WV), and Rob Wittman (R-VA). This bipartisan legislation would improve the broadband mapping process nationwide to accurately reflect coverage levels in rural areas.
WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced he would oppose efforts to increase salaries for members of Congress.
A group of moderates is calling out House Democratic leaders for blowing past the caucus’s own budget rules to pay for its agenda, a sign of strain among the resurgent fiscal-hawk wing of the party.
The Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday urging them to “keep the fiscal house in order” after failing to find a way to pay for a landmark bill to protect so-called Dreamers earlier this week.