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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VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that his office had returned a total of $2,067,695.59 in owed benefits, backpay, and saved dollars to residents of Arizona’s First Congressional District since he was sworn into Congress in 2017.
Small casinos that had to close due to the pandemic are now eligible to receive financial help through the Paycheck Protection Program. Several members of Congress are calling this a win for tribal casinos.
The U.S. Small Business Administration clarified that legal gaming businesses can qualify for the program in an interim final rule Friday.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that, under Congressional pressure, the U.S. Treasury updated its interim rule to allow casinos and tribal gaming enterprises with under 500 employees to apply for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
WASHINGTON—Ahead of tomorrow’s House vote on the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a $484 billion interim emergency legislative package to address the economic fallout and public health emergency caused by the coronavirus, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, following reports that funding for state, local, and tribal governments would not be included in the next legislative package that Congress is expected to consider this week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging leaders on both sides of the aisle to reconsider this decision prior to formal introduction of the next legislative package.
WASHINGTON – The Blue Dog Coalition urged the Trump administration Tuesday to fix problems community-based financial institutions are encountering as they try to access the Paycheck Protection Program.
In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Small Business Administration, the coalition asked that community banks, credit unions and community development financial institutions be provided with clear and concise instructions on how to access SBA loan programs.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), as a member of the House Problem Solvers Caucus—a bipartisan group comprised of 25 Republicans and 25 Democrats—released their Recovery and Back to Work Checklist, a multi-prong, data-driven proposal for reop
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The economic fallout from COVID-19 is hitting many in our state hard and rural communities are facing more funding challenges than urban areas.
“Of course they’ve been hit hard. Their businesses have been decimated. We don’t have the numbers New York does, but we still have the side effects of this virus,” said Rep.Tom O’Halleran, Yavapai County (D).
Federal funding through the CARES act is headed to states, cities and counties—including in Arizona and Pima County.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Friday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to amend a funding formula for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) established under the CARES Act that leaves many rural communities left wanting.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that, due to uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, his office would be extending the deadline for students to participate in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition to May 25th and expanding online submissions.