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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

Contributed Columns

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.

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.

September 8, 2017 Contributed Columns

During August recess, I had the opportunity to visit communities across the 1st Congressional District and hold constructive and engaging public events to discuss the issues impacting Arizona communities.

August 4, 2017 Contributed Columns

It is an honor to represent you in Congress, and I appreciate the time many of you have taken to share your thoughts and concerns at local events my staff and I have hosted across the 1st Congressional District.

July 4, 2017 Contributed Columns

When I was elected to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, I made a commitment to my constituents to fight for accountability and transparency in Washington.

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