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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Several of Arizona's congressional Democrats are denouncing a $3 million contract given to a former Trump administration official who has provided substandard or defective respirator masks to the Navajo Nation, calling for an investigation of the matter.
Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., who chairs a House subcommittee on indigenous people, said the contract, given to a former staffer who set up a company less than two weeks before winning the deal, is reflective of a larger issue.
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL) introduced H.R. 7056, legislation to allocate funding for the Indian Health Services Sanitation Facilities Construction Program to construct and improve critical sanitation projects across Indian Country.
WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by increasing flexibility in allowable loan spending for small businesses.
Navajo Indian Health Service Area supplied with KN95 respirator masks that have come under scrutiny for providing inadequate protection against COVID-19
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to House Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC-06), Chairman of the new House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and a letter to Representatives Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Diana DeGette (CO-01), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, urging an immediate investigation into potentially faulty Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sent to Navajo Nation hospitals.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, following reports that a former White House staffer was awarded a $3 million federal contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals—some of which have now been reported as faulty—Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded yesterday’s announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of $750 million in funding to support testing and testing-related activities administered to tribes, tribal organizations, and Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) by HHS through the Indian Health Service.
Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Pete King (NY-02), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Tom Reed (NY-23), Fred Upton (MI-06), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) announced today that they are introducing legislation to provide robust support to state and local governments on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK— Representatives Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Pete King (NY-02), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Tom Reed (NY-23), Fred Upton (MI-06), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) announced today that they are introducing legislation to provide robust support to state and local governments on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON – Despite the rancor one hears consistently on cable news and in the Twittersphere, bipartisanship is alive and well among rank and file members of Congress, according to a new survey conducted by The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.