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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 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). 

May 3, 2019 In The News

RED ROCK — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, is demanding that the Defense Department fix a discrepancy that’s keeping service members at a Pinal County air base from their full military benefits.

The congressman sent a letter to Defense on Friday, asking it to correct the housing allowance given to National Guard members stationed at Silverbell Army Heliport. O’Halleran claims service members have reported not receiving an accurate allowance amount.

May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Lieutenant General Charles Luckey, Commanding General and Chief of the Army Reserve Command, requesting immediate action be taken to address a Basic Housing Allowance issue that has left servicemembers stationed at Silverbell Army Heliport without a critical benefit.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, citing the impending long-term consequences of climate change on Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Climate Action Now Act.