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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U.S. Reps. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) introduced last week a bill aimed at growing the electric vehicle jobs.
The bill, H.R. 8807, the Electric Vehicle Mobility Area Planning (EV MAP) Act, would create a $10 million grant programs to help local governments and electric utility companies to identify locations for electric vehicle charging stations.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, following news that the U.S.
WINDOW ROCK – On Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) met with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez to discuss COVID-19 response efforts on Navajo and to distribute COVID-19 supplies made possible by funds O’Halleran secured for tribes under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, following a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing the administration to end 2020 Census operations today, despite risk of undercount due to COVID
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that a total of $1,121,946 had been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Arizona medical centers to assist in the development and expansion of telemedicine to better serve rural communities in Arizona’s First Congressional District.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, following President Trump’s announcement that he would be ending negotiations with House leadership on a new COVID-19 relief and economic stimu
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined his colleagues in the House Blue Dog Coalition on a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to continue negotiations with the Senate and White House over the weekend on a new COVID-19 relief package until an agreement is reached.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D- Ariz., criticized the U.S. Department of Agriculture during a recent House hearing on the western wildfires, saying “forest management has long been on the backburner at the federal level.”
Halleran made his observation during a hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
Earlier this month the representative called for the hearing to explore the federal role in wildfire response, recovery, and reduction of fire risk.
WASHINGTON, DC – If lawmakers weren’t aware of the importance of broadband high-speed internet service to rural areas before COVID-19, they are well aware today. Speaking at the recent All Ag DC Capitol Ag Tour, almost every member interviewed during the event lamented the “digital divide”. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) explained that it was one of the most important issues facing his district – which covers almost half of the entire state of Arizona.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced $23,384,684 in new Department of Transportation grants to repair and rebuild State Routes and federal highways throughout Arizona’s First Congressional District damaged by fire and flooding events.