Accountability

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.

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May 17, 2021 In The News

They didn’t have the high profiles or long tenure of some other members of Congress, but Arizona lawmakers in the last Congress ranked relatively high on a recent scorecard of congressional effectiveness.

The Center for Effective Lawmaking study, by researchers at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, ranked members on the amount of substantive legislation they introduced and how far it moved toward passage in the 116th Congress.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) detailed the benefits of the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit (CTC) he helped pass as part of the American Rescue Plan. Data compiled shows that the families of 167,000 First District children will receive the monthly CTC payment via their yearly tax filing.

 

The extended tax filing deadline for both Arizona and federal taxes is Monday, May 17.

 

May 14, 2021 In The News

As a heat wave builds in the midst of an epic drought, fires have broken out across the state. The fire danger will remain high at least into July, according to the US Weather Service.

Fortunately, the weather service still predicts a near-normal monsoon will dampen the “significant wildland fire potential” expected to grip the southwest for the balance of May and all of June.

On the other hand, AccuWeather’s forecast now suggests we have just a 50/50 chance of a wet monsoon while still facing the prospect of another hot summer.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, in recognition of National Police Week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the bipartisan Law Enforcement Caucus and a former law enforcement officer, spoke on the House Floor in tribute to fallen friends, colleagues, and the many dedicated officers in Arizona lost in the line of duty.

May 13, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON — They didn’t have the high profiles or long tenure of some other members of Congress, but Arizona lawmakers in the last Congress ranked relatively high on a recent scorecard of congressional effectiveness.

The Center for Effective Lawmaking study, by researchers at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, ranked members on the amount of substantive legislation they introduced and how far it moved toward passage in the 116th Congress.

May 13, 2021 In The News

U.S. Congressman Tom O’Halleran, who represents Arizona’s 1st District, recently submitted 10 funding requests for community projects to the House Appropriations Committee, and two of those requests involved a project in Globe.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Tonight, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting to pass his Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act: bipartisan legislation to bring the Blackwater Trading Post near Coolidge, and owned by the Gila River Indian Community, into trust status.

May 11, 2021 In The News

The Senate still refuses to take up the House-passed Violence Against Women Act.

But that hasn’t stopped a bipartisan group led by Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran from trying to do something about sky-high rates of domestic violence in reservation communities.

The House has twice re-authorized the Violence Against Women Act, most recently on a 244 to 172 vote. The act provides funding for Domestic Violence Shelters and funds a host of other initiatives.

May 10, 2021 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded recent guidance released by the U.S. Treasury for states, counties, cities, and tribes to begin the process of obtaining their allocated Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, secured under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

May 10, 2021 In The News

Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) are leading members of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus in a letter to Appropriators in Congress urging them to include robust funding to programs in the Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill that will support improved wildfire preparedness, mitigation, and response across the United States.

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