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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Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) sent a letter, signed by 58 additional members of Congress, to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney expressing concern and disapproval over the Trump Administration’s refusal to publicly disclose ethics waivers for high-ranking officials.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to President Donald Trump regarding his administration’s lack of transparency on ethics waivers issued to political appointees.
“As a former law enforcement officer, I know that a community’s faith in the institutions that serve them are critical for the safety and wellbeing of all,” wrote Rep. O’Halleran in the letter. “That’s why I am extremely concerned about reports indicating ethics waivers for political appointees in your Administration are being issued in secret and no longer published online.”
Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement following the revelation that President Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to end an ongoing investigation into Michael Flynn’s relationship with Russian officials:
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Government Shutdown Accountability and Economic Report Act of 2017 to withhold Congressional pay during a government shutdown and require daily reports on the impact and cost of the shutdown on the economy.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran introduced new legislation targeting Congressional perks.
The No Ongoing Perks Enrichment (NOPE) Act would prohibit first-class flights for members of Congress and staff, freeze Congressional pay, withhold pay unless a budget is passed, and increase the lobbying ban for members of Congress and staff from two years to five years.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) led members of the House Armed Services Committee in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting information regarding President Donald Trump’s travel expenses and the demands placed upon the Department of Defense.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran introduced a resolution to end secret closed-door dealmaking and promote transparency in Washington by requiring bill text to be posted at least three days before the committee markup process.
Washington, DC – Following President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress, Congressman Tom O’Halleran released the following statement: