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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TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — An effort is underway to make the January 8th Memorial a National Memorial.
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick introduced a bill to give the designation to the memorial, which would affiliate it with the National Park System.
Last week, a virtual memorial marked the 10th anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011 tragedy, in which a shooter killed six people and wounded 13 others.
The January 8th National Memorial Act would give more recognition to the mass shooting, Kirkpatrick said.
WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced he would support impeachment proceedings to formally remove President Donald J. Trump from office if the president’s Cabinet did not invoke the 25th Amendment to do so. O’Halleran issued the following statement:
“This week, I announced my support for the use of the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office for the part he has played in an attempted coup and violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that took the lives of five Americans, including a Capitol Police officer.
WASHINGTON—Following violence and insurrection at the United States Capitol this week during Congress’ certification of the 2020 Electoral College results, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) spoke on the House Floor in support of Arizona’s free and fair election process, affirming the state’s results. Today, he released the following statement:
Rioters supportive of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday halting Congress as it debated whether to accept Arizona's disputed electors.
The standoff lasted for hours and featured images of authorities drawing guns on the intruders and Trump supporters wandering through the inner office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the dais where Vice President Mike Pence was presiding over the usually routine certification of electoral results.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced he would retain his seats on both the House Energy and Commerce and Agriculture Committees.
President Donald Trump this week finally signed a $900 billion pandemic bailout bill that split the two representatives for Rim Country and the White Mountains in Congress.
WASHINGTON — Members of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday requesting that he “prioritize bipartisan legislation” dealing with novel coronavirus pandemic response and recovery.
The letter highlighted the coalition’s policy priorities for the 117th Congressional session, including fiscal responsibility, pandemic crisis relief, job creation, government reform and holding “foreign adversaries” accountable, according to the text of the letter.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to override President Trump’s veto of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act, legislation to fund our military operations at home and abroad, provide a 3% pay increase for servicemembers, and authorize funding to strengthen America’s ability to respond to a potential COVID-19 resurgence and other infectious diseases in the future.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law Sunday night after Congressional approval of the bill on December 21. The Act includes the federal government’s annual budget in addition to a new coronavirus (Covid-19) relief package and the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted in favor of H.R. 133: new legislation to address the public health and economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic and to fund the government through September 30, 2021.