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MARICOPA — One sentiment seemed to ring clear from the audience at City Hall on Wednesday: There are problems that are getting worse, and there is a Congress that isn’t doing anything to stop it.
SAFFORD — A few of the Gila Valley’s most vulnerable residents got a special visit from their congressman Thursday afternoon.
While visiting the area for a Thursday evening town hall, U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., assisted Southeastern Arizona Community Unique Services with the Meals on Wheels program.
U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran visited Winslow last week as part of his “Tom in Your Town” tour. Approximately 40 people attended the town hall style event where the discussion touched on many subjects. At the top of the list was development in Winslow and the surrounding rural areas in Navajo County. O’Halleran said, “We have a critical amount of needs in our communities.
U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-CD1) represents a sprawling district that includes Oro Valley and Marana, Pinal County, Eastern Arizona, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Navajo and Hopi reservations. He recently appeared on the radio program Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel, which airs Sunday afternoons on KXCI, 91.3 FM.
Congressman Tom O’Halleran spent the day having his staff answering specific issues constituents have, interfacing with their federal agencies. Additionally O’Halleran spent time with the local, county, and tribal governments with a long dialog encompassing a variety of issues. He ended the day with a 5:30 p.m. town hall gathering at the Winslow City Council chambers.
A two term Congressman wants to hold agencies more accountable for their excursions. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) introduced five ethics and transparency bills, four of which aim to cut costs for federal employees’ travel.
WASHINGTON — One of Pinal County’s congressional representatives has introduced a group of bills that would disclose President Donald Trump’s travel costs, prevent lawmakers from traveling during a government shutdown and curb first-class flights for politicians.
SHOW LOW — At VFW Post 9907 in Show Low, veterans held a roundtable discussion with Congressman Tom O’Halleran on Feb. 20, about concerns they have over healthcare, mental health care, housing, veteran’s court and other issues that can be improved with federal assistance. O’Halleran promised to work on several problems the locals brought to him.
Arizona Democrat Tom O’Halleran is cosponsoring a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide resources for survivors of domestic violence in tribal communities. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.