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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

O'Halleran Announces Support for Election Reform Measures

January 11, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his support for H.R. 1 and a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizen’s United, two measures that will strengthen ethics and accountability in Washington, reform our elections, and get dark money out of politics.

“When Arizonans elected me to represent them in Washington, I made a commitment to clean up Washington and hold our elected leaders – both Democrats and Republicans – accountable to their constituents. Since I was first sworn in, I have introduced bills to strengthen ethics and transparency in Congress, end corruption, and restore faith in our democratic institutions,” said O’Halleran. “I am supporting measures like H.R. 1 and H.J.Res 2 because they include measures I have championed, including redistricting reform, voting rights protections, and getting dark money out of our elections.”

H.R. 1 includes provisions to ensure Americans have access to the ballot box regardless of where they live, reduce the influence of mega-donors and big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for elected officials.

H.J.Res. 2 will amend the United States Constitution to allow fundraising and spending limits to be put in place by Congress and allow Congress to pass legislation that distinguishes between a person and a corporate entity and prohibit such entities from spending money to influence elections.

“I will continue working with my colleagues to ensure language I have introduced will be used, including my Taxpayer DIME Act, which cracks down on government officials’ use of private planes and government aircraft, and my CLEAN Act, which establishes a permanent Office of Congressional Ethics,” continued O’Halleran. “I also firmly believe that ending dark money and corruption in politics should not add to our debt or divert tax dollars from other priorities to political campaigns, and I will work to ensure that these proposals are paid for before they are passed.”