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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October 30, 2017 Press Release

SEDONA - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran released this statement following the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates:

The indictments from the Special Counsel’s office reinforce the need for a complete and independent investigation that provides answers for the American people. I have long advocated for greater transparency and accountability in every branch of government, and I will do all I can to ensure this investigation can continue until its conclusion.
 

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran introduced an amendment to the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 to provide greater whistleblower protections to federal employees who disclose information on the improper use of aircrafts by government officials.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement in response to the horrific shooting that took place in Las Vegas:

September 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) introduced the Taxpayers Don’t Incur Meaningless Expenses (Taxpayers DIME) Act, which ensures no taxpayer money is spent on government air travel that violates rules applied to senior federal officials, increases transparency and oversight of government travel, and calls for the independent Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to report on ways to strengthen existing rules.

September 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter, signed by Reps. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), James McGovern (MA-02), William Keating (MA-09), and Betty McCollum (MN-4), demanding Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue explain the recent hiring of political operatives who lack experience within and knowledge of the departments they are assigned to oversee.

September 5, 2017 In The News

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — On Aug. 15, Council Delegate Walter Phelps (Cameron, Coalmine Canyon, Leupp, Tolani Lake, Tsidi To ii), highlighted Western Navajo Agency concerns to Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D – AZ).

Phelps, along with Navajo Nation President Russell Begay met with O’Halleran and discussed issues surrounding the former Bennett Freeze area, broadband fiber optics for Tuba City Regtional Health Care Corporation, Bureau of Indian Affairs natural resource funding, road conditions, public safety and economic develop within the Western Navajo Agency.

August 24, 2017 In The News

PHOENIX — For someone on vacation, U.S. Rep Tom O’Halleran of Arizona’s 1st Congressional District is one busy guy.

The Democrat’s August recess has been full. This week alone he has met constituents and attended roundtables in the state on cybersecurity warfare, sexual violence and the opioids crisis, he told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona Morning News on Thursday.

Next up, a tax reform talk that hopefully will do some good in Washington, D.C. after the congressional recess ends Sept. 5.

July 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressmen Tom O’Halleran sent a letter, signed by 35 other members of Congress, to President Donald Trump, urging him to appoint a qualified, independent Director of the Office of Government Ethics.

July 6, 2017 Press Release

SEDONA, AZ – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement following the resignation of Walter Shaub Jr., Director of the Office of Government Ethics:

July 6, 2017 In The News

An Arizona senator wants to clarify whether President Trump’s recent federal hiring freeze extends to seasonal wildland firefighters. Republican Jeff Flake is concerned the U.S. Forest Service won’t have the necessary personnel this year. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

 

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