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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

Contributed Columns

October 2, 2018 Contributed Columns

For 83 years, Social Security and Medicare have given retirees, disabled workers, and families across the country health and economic security. These programs are not only a lifeline for more than 155,000 Arizonans in the First Congressional District, they also play an important role in local economies across the state.

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October 2, 2018 Contributed Columns

Few things have shaped my life more than the 13 years I served as a police officer.

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June 26, 2018 Contributed Columns

Over the course of our nation’s history, millions of brave men and women stepped up and vowed to protect our communities from those who wish to do us harm. We have made a solemn commitment to support those returning brave soldiers and their families, but sadly, Congress has failed to address the most pressing issues impacting these Americans for too long.

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April 19, 2018 Contributed Columns

As a former law enforcement officer, I locked up sexual predators and sex traffickers who preyed on children and young men and women.

April 3, 2018 Contributed Columns

Education and workforce training programs are key to creating a generation of Americans who are prepared to fill 21st century jobs.


Investing in education at every level not only benefits our children and families, it is also an investment in our state and country’s economic future.

March 13, 2018 Contributed Columns

Every day, Arizona families drive on some of the most dangerous roads in the country. Across the 1st Congressional District alone, more than 51 critical road and bridge projects await completion.

February 28, 2018 Contributed Columns

Since 1933, Congress has passed a bipartisan farm bill that supports America’s agriculture producers every five years. With the next farm bill due before the end of September, I invited my colleague, Congressman Collin Peterson, of Minnesota, to join me for two listening sessions in Casa Grande and Tucson earlier this month.

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December 15, 2017 Contributed Columns

As I travel throughout Arizona’s First Congressional District, I hear from hard-working families and business owners who are struggling to make ends meet.

November 14, 2017 Contributed Columns

In communities across Arizona, hard-working families, seniors, and veterans face real challenges that Congress should address in order to bring them relief.

Unfortunately, government officials are more preoccupied with using your tax dollars to charter private jets, eroding the powers of independent ethics watchdog groups, and advancing divisive, partisan rhetoric.

October 10, 2017 Contributed Columns

When I was a narcotics officer and homicide detective, I witnessed the deadly impact of opioids and other drugs.

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