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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July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): bipartisan legislation that fully funds our military operations at home and abroad, continues to address the coronavirus pandemic, and addresses harmful uranium mining operations near the Grand Canyon.

July 20, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Tomorrow, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Agriculture Committee will participate as in a Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Hearing on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

July 20, 2020 Contributed Columns

O’Halleran bill to expand electricity in Indian Country passes out of committee

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Last week, during a full House Energy and Commerce Committee markup, members voted to pass H.R. 5541, the Tribal Power Act, out of Committee to the full House of Representatives for a vote. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and co-sponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02).

July 18, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—This morning, following news that civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis had passed away at the age of 80, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

July 17, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—This week, during a full House Energy and Commerce Committee markup, members voted to pass H.R. 5541, the Tribal Power Act, out of Committee to the full House of Representatives for a vote. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and cosponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02).

July 16, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released his “2020 Telework Report”, highlighting his work for constituents and communities in Arizona’s First Congressional District since transitioning to telework to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, O’Halleran and his team returned more than $134,000 to First District residents, resolved over 100 disputes with federal agencies and programs for Arizona families, and responded to 27,000 letters, calls, and emails from constituents.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA-01) to introduce the State Stockpile Readiness Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would mandate full funding of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), and authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to states to expand or maintain a strategic stockpile of critical drugs, medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other essential products in the event of a public health emergency.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) hosted a telephone town hall to hear directly from families across Arizona’s First Congressional District about the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has affected K-12 education in Arizona. He was joined by Joe Thomas, President of the Arizona Education Association, and over 2,100 Arizonans concerned about education.

July 11, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — The delays in tribes receiving Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act have caused some tribes to seek extensions to spend the money. As it stands now, funds received from the CARES Act must be spent by tribes by December 30, 2020.

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocating $8 billion for tribal governments under the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Tribes across America did not receive any funds until May 5, 2020, well after the bill’s statutory deadline.

July 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to tribal governments from December 30, 2020 to December 30, 2022. The bill is cosponsored by Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA-08).

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