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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

National Security

As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am proud to work with our military and civilian leaders on policies and legislation that ensure our servicemembers have the tools and resources to complete their missions around the world.

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July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018, a bipartisan spending bill that funds military operations, veterans programs, and water projects.

“Congress took bipartisan action today to invest in our troops and ensure our military has the resources they need to complete critical national security missions at home and abroad,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “This legislation secures our nation, gives our troops a well-deserved pay raise, and increases funding to care for our veterans.”

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted against a partisan effort to include funding for a border wall in an unrelated, but critical, defense and veterans spending bill.

“It is shameful that politicians would use backdoor, legislative gimmicks to include $1.6 billion in American tax dollars for a border wall in a bipartisan bill that provides crucial resources for our troops and our veterans,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “If anything, members of Congress should have an up or down vote on whether we should fund a costly, ineffective border wall.”

July 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran voted pass the bipartisan Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act to impose sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

“I am pleased to see broad bipartisan support on sanctions for countries who disregard international laws and basic human rights,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “We must make it clear that the actions of these three countries will not be tolerated anywhere, and this legislation goes a long way to hold them accountable.”

July 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted to pass the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation, which authorizes funding for military operations at home and abroad, passed the House of Representatives in a bipartisan 344 - 81 vote.

July 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the House Committee on Rules refused to allow Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s FY18 NDAA amendment on presidential travel costs to proceed to the floor for a full debate. The amendment garnered bipartisan support during the House Armed Services Committee’s markup of the defense appropriation bill, but failed to pass in a 31-31 tied vote.

July 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) released a statement following reports that President Donald Trump’s discussed a partnership with Russia to create a cyber security unit to prevent future election hacking:

“We must get serious about protecting our country against cyber attacks that could impact our elections and undermine our democracy,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “This proposal with Russian President Vladimir Putin is far from serious, and I urge President Trump to work with Congress on a real, bipartisan solution.”

July 5, 2017 In The News

Congressman Tom O’Halleran, member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted last week to pass the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act, legislation that allocates funding for military operations at home and abroad.


“I am proud to support this bipartisan legislation that invests in our military and makes America more secure,” said O’Halleran. “It gives our military leaders the long-term strategic planning capabilities they need to complete critical missions that protect our nation. 

June 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted to pass the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that allocates funding for military operations at home and abroad.

June 28, 2017 In The News
Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own. 
 
June 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) introduced legislation to revise the rules that dictate pay raises for members of our military in order to provide more generous increases in compensation.