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January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following the House vote on H.Con.Res.83, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

“The resolution passed in the House today reiterates that only Congress has the power to declare war, as laid out in Article I of the Constitution. It prevents the executive branch from acting unilaterally in response to the developing situation with Iran, while preserving the president’s power to act in self-defense of the nation if a future attack against US forces were to occur.

January 9, 2020 In The News

The House on Wednesday passed a slew of bills aimed at giving the U.S. a leg up over China in the race to implement the super-fast next-generation wireless networks known as 5G. 

The trio of bipartisan bills, which passed the House near-unanimously, would funnel U.S. government resources into steering international wireless policy while securing the burgeoning networks against cyberattacks and foreign influence.  

January 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following reports that Iran launched military attacks on two airbases in Iraq housing American troops in response to the United States killing of terrorist Qasem Soleimani, and after listening to President Trump’s remarks on the developing situation, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, legislative packages to fund all 12 appropriations bills through the end of FY2020 and keep the federal government open ahead of the December 20 deadline. Both packages passed yesterday include provisions championed by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), including extenders for community health centers and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, as well as many other accomplishments for Arizonans.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), bipartisan legislation that provides full funding for military operations at home and abroad, addresses infrastructure deficiencies in Arizona, and gives servicemembers a raise.

November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Last night, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to pass the Secure 5G and Beyond Act, legislation introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to protect next-generation telecommunications systems and mobile infrastructure in the United States to the full House of Representatives for a vote.

November 6, 2019 Contributed Columns

WASHINGTON—Today, following reports that an American family living in Sonora, Mexico was ambushed and murdered, Congressman O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

“My heart breaks for those involved in yesterday’s senseless acts of violence in Sonora. As a former law enforcement officer that dealt directly with gang crimes and violence, I know the circumstances these groups take advantage of to establish control of an area. These include a lack of both proper law enforcement and an effective judicial system, as well as deep and prevalent corruption.

November 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following reports that an American family living in Sonora, Mexico was ambushed and murdered, Congressman O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

“My heart breaks for those involved in yesterday's senseless acts of violence in Sonora. As a former law enforcement officer that dealt directly with gang crimes and violence, I know the circumstances these groups take advantage of to establish control of an area. These include a lack of both proper law enforcement and an effective judicial system, as well as deep and prevalent corruption.

October 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—In response to reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an American military operation this Saturday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

“Today, I applaud our troops and U.S. intelligence agencies on their collaborative work to find and eliminate the threat of this dangerous ISIS leader. I am so grateful that none of the brave men and women in uniform who carried out this mission were lost. This is a critical development in the ongoing fight to defeat ISIS and eradicate their extremist acts of terror.”

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