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February 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter, signed by every member of the Arizona House delegation, urging President Donald Trump to delay the Department of Defense's decision to transfer and shut down the remaining AH-64 Apache helicopter units in Arizona.

February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) voted for the fifth short-term spending bill to fund the government through March 23, provide resources to the military for the next eight months, and fund community health centers for two years. Following the vote, Rep. O'Halleran once again called on Congressional leaders to commit to a bipartisan budget process that invests in our country, allows our military to plan strategically for the future, and reins in our growing federal debt.

January 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), with Arizona Rep. Martha McSally and Pennsylvania Reps. Keith Rothfus and Scott Perry, sent a letter to Secretary of the Army Mark Esper and General Mark Milley urging the Army to suspend the transfer of the remaining Apache helicopters in Arizona.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as a government shutdown looms over Washington, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Charlie Crist (FL-13) led a letter signed by five other members of Congress to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In the letter, the lawmakers, who previously supported continuing resolutions this fiscal year, expressed their concern over the absence of a critical budget agreement and bipartisan solutions to the challenges our nation faces.

January 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), and other members of Congress to announce bipartisan legislation to create a permanent solution for DREAMers and invest in 21st century border security technology.

January 12, 2018 Press Release

SEDONA, Ariz. - Amid reports that the U.S. Army has approved a stationing decision to divest Arizona and Pennsylvania's National Guard Apache units, Congressman Tom O'Halleran released the following statement:

"At a time when our nation faces serious and increasing global threats to our security, I am deeply concerned by the Army's decision to cut Apache units from the National Guard. This will have a devastating impact on our military's readiness and the National Guard's aviation capabilities. 

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted to pass the final FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes funding for military operations at home and abroad.

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.”