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September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following the White House's release of a memorandum of a conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), released the following statement:

September 5, 2019 In The News

The leaders of the House Blue Dog Coalition and the House Blue Dog Task Force on National Security on Thursday sent a letter to House and Senate leaders calling for action to prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections and to secure election systems.

The House Blue Dog Coalition, a group of 26 moderate Democrats, urged congressional leaders to “put politics aside and pursue bipartisan solutions” to bolster election security ahead of 2020. 

August 8, 2019 In The News

PHOENIX – A bipartisan Arizona congressional delegation has written the Pentagon asking for more aerial refueling tankers at a Phoenix-based Air National Guard unit.

A letter signed by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, and Martha McSally, a Republican, and eight of Arizona’s nine U.S. House members said the 161st Air Refueling Wing should get additional KC-135s because the demand for aerial refueling in the region was growing.

August 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) along with Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally, and Representatives Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Gosar (AZ-04), Biggs (AZ-05), Schweikert (AZ-06), Gallego (AZ-07), Lesko (AZ-08), and Stanton (AZ-09) wrote to the Acting Secretary of the Air Force urging the Air Force to provide the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing with additional aircraft to ensure military readiness.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted for H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, which requires voting systems to use individual, durable, voter-verified paper ballots, expands risk-limiting audits, and authorizes necessary funding to states to assist in securing election infrastructure.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass an appropriations minibus that includes funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Energy and Water Development, State-Foreign Operations, and Defense.

Included in the funding package are amendments introduced by O’Halleran that passed with unanimous, bipartisan support:

June 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Arizona Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), David Schweikert (AZ-06), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09), along with Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally, wrote to Secretary of the Army Mark Esper urging him to expand foreign military sales training at the Western Army Aviation Training Site (WAATS) in Arizona to meet a growing demand and ensure pilots have the training they need to keep us safe.

June 3, 2019 In The News

CLIFTON — When it comes to “health care for all,” U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., won’t vote in the affirmative until someone can explain how the program will be funded.

That was one of his messages during a town hall in Clifton last Thursday.

“We have 30 million people without health care, and we have a gap when it comes to poverty. We have to find a way to close that gap and provide choice, but I’m not on the bill because they can’t tell me how much it will cost or what it will cost into the future,” he said.

May 31, 2019 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Following the Administration’s announcement to increase tariffs on Mexican goods, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce legislation to protect next-generation telecommunications systems and mobile infrastructure in the United States. O'Halleran introduced the legislation alongside U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05), Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21). 

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