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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.”

October 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, legislation that would increase oversight and disclosure requirements to keep foreign actors out of American elections.

“Election security is not a partisan issue,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Since I was elected to Congress, I have fought to remove the influence of dark money and bad actors from our democratic process. I cosponsored this legislation to ensure that the voting power of every American is respected and protected.”

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—In response to President Trump’s decision to pull back U.S. troops in Syria, despite knowledge of Turkey’s planned operation into the area, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

October 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Representatives Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ-01), John Garamendi (D-CA-03), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04), John Shimkus (R-IL-15), Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02), and Jenniffer González-Colón (R PR-AL) released the following statement about their visit to Ukraine:

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, following the release of the official whistleblower complaint to Congress, Representative Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

“Yesterday, I stated my support for the ongoing impeachment inquiry being taken up in the House of Representatives. I later voted against a resolution condemning the inquiry.

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