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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August 21, 2020 In The News

PAYSON - Congressman Tom O’Halleran issued a statement saying he’s “outraged” by the Republican Senate’s refusal to respond to House Democrat’s passage of a second, $3.4 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill that would extend unemployment benefits, provide help for schools and local government, provide a second $1,200 check for every taxpayer and support other programs to cope with the pandemic.

Senate Republicans did not pass a bill of their own before the House and Senate went on recess to hit the campaign trail.

August 18, 2020 In The News

The promise of economic development at Camp Navajo saw its most significant step forward after it was included in both the U.S. Senate’s and House’s versions of the annual defense authorization bill.

Both bills were passed last month, but the differences between the two versions still need to be hashed out before the final result can be signed into law.

August 17, 2020 In The News

SEDONA — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., said the need to fund the U.S. Postal Service involves more than just mail-in ballots in November.

“Seniors’ medicine, VA medicine, seniors’ Social Security; it just goes on and on. Just business in general — we have notices from across the country that some Post Offices are anywhere from five days to over a week behind where they need to be to get the mail out,” O’Halleran told Gila Valley Central.

August 17, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, following the Senate’s move to adjourn for August recess without passing a new COVID-19 aid package to provide critical relief for American families, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

August 14, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – In light of mail delays and political threats by the President to both existing and newly-proposed mail-in voting infrastructure, this week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called for immediate relief for the United States Postal Service (USPS).

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following continued lack of action from Senate leadership to come to a viable compromise on a new coronavirus aid package that does not sacrifice the well-being of American families in the process, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

August 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of over 80 colleagues on a letter to Congressional leadership calling for the extension of reporting and transmission deadlines for the 2020 Census and the allocation of $400 million to address continued challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Census Bureau, an estimated 37 percent of households currently remain uncounted in this year’s census, and in Arizona’s First Congressional District the figure is closer to 55 percent.

August 10, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to three EDA Economic Development District organizations in Arizona to assist economically-distressed communities in responding to the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic. $400,000 in awarded funding will go to the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) in Flagstaff, Arizona.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK -- Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH-05) introduced the Rural Connectivity Advancement Program (RCAP) Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would facilitate broadband buildout in rural communities by capturing a portion of the proceeds from spectrum auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through September 30, 2022.

August 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed the COVID Preparedness, Response, and Effective Planning for Advanced Requirements by the Executive Branch (PREPARE) Act, a bill cosponsored by Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) to require federal agencies to submit a report to Congress on the steps they are taking to respond to a potential resurgence of COVID-19, including measurable goals, anticipated challenges, and how they will consult with Congress.

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