O’Halleran Congratulates President Biden, VP Harris, Announces Priorities for 117th Congress

January 20, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) attended the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies, witnessing the swearing-in of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States. Following the ceremony, he issued the following statement:

“Regardless of party or political ideology, all Americans have cause to celebrate the fair and conclusive transition of power we witnessed today. Mere days ago, our democracy was under attack and our nation—so often a bright guiding point for young democracies around the world—was watched in disbelief by families in every nation as domestic terrorists ransacked the very building in which our ceremony took place this morning. Today, we begin to repair this shaken foundation, restore faith in our free and fair elections, and come together as one nation united against a deadly virus, not each other.

“This Congress, my focus will remain on repairing and strengthening Arizona’s communities. I will work in a bipartisan manner to deliver new COVID aid to struggling families, hospitals, businesses, and schools, and build back our rural and tribal economies that have suffered so acutely. I’m devoted to expanding broadband access—connecting more families and business to resources, school, work, and telehealth—honoring our brave veterans, ensuring access to quality, affordable health care, and promoting ethics and transparency at all levels of government. 

“As a bipartisan problem solver, I work across the aisle to find commonsense solutions to the problems Arizona families are facing. That has been a fact for the last four years and will be no different under a new administration. I’m committed to introducing, cosponsoring, and working on legislation that can not only make it to the House Floor, but that can pass both Houses of Congress and make it to President Biden’s desk for a signature.”

This Congress, O’Halleran retains his seats on both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Committee on Agriculture. He also serves as the Co-Chair for Communications and Outreach of the House Blue Dog Coalition.

O'Halleran is also a member a number of a solutions-oriented coalitions and caucuses seeking to bridge the gap between left and right by challenging outmoded partisan approaches to governing.

For a full list of Committees, Caucuses, and Coalitions on which O’Halleran sits, click HERE.

Last week, O’Halleran released his Annual Report to Constituents, a look back at work accomplished during 2020. View the report HERE.