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October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Open RAN Outreach Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressmen Colin Allred (D-TX-32), Richard Hudson (R-NC-08), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02) to strengthen the telecommunications supply chain and protect small and rural communications providers from untrusted technology companies.

September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, legislation to fund American military operations that includes a much deserved 2.7% pay increase for servicemembers.

August 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, following developing reports of U.S. casualties in explosions in Kabul, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Last night, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 4373, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 State-Foreign Operations funding bill and H.R. 4346, the FY 2022 Legislative Branch Appropriations, a bill to provide annual funding for the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government, including the U.S. House of Representatives and the Capitol Police.

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement on his vote to pass H.Res. 503:

“In the afternoon of January 6, 2021, I was on the House Floor, waiting to speak in support of Arizona’s verified election results, when insurrectionists attacked the building that represents our very democracy in an effort to stop members of Congress from fulfilling our constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 election.

June 24, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON – The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is calling on its congressional colleagues to approve the Biden administration’s $753 billion defense spending request for Fiscal Year 2022, saying the proposed $12.3 billion increase over last year will better enable the U.S. to counter the threat posed by China and to boost the nation’s cybersecurity.

May 28, 2021 In The News

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Six Democratic members of Arizona’s congressional delegation say they oppose a provision in President Joe Biden’s proposed budget to partially retire the Air Force’s A-10 attack jets, many of which are assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.

Delegation members releasing statements of support Friday for keeping A-10s in active service included Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema and Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick, Ruben Gallego, Tom O'Halleran and Greg Stanton.

January 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined representatives from both sides of the aisle in voting to pass H.Res. 24, impeaching President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors.

January 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Following violence and insurrection at the United States Capitol this week during Congress’ certification of the 2020 Electoral College results, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) spoke on the House Floor in support of Arizona’s free and fair election process, affirming the state’s results. Today, he released the following statement:

January 5, 2021 In The News

Rioters supportive of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday halting Congress as it debated whether to accept Arizona's disputed electors. 

The standoff lasted for hours and featured images of authorities drawing guns on the intruders and Trump supporters wandering through the inner office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the dais where Vice President Mike Pence was presiding over the usually routine certification of electoral results.