Rep. O'Halleran Joins Colleages to Found the Congressional Reformers Caucus

December 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) joined Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Ken Buck (CO-04) to launch the bipartisan Congressional Reformers Caucus in the United States House of Representatives. O'Halleran joins 18 colleagues as founding members of the caucus. The group pledges to work across the aisle in pursuit of common sense reforms to Congress and the legislative process.

"With trust in Congress at an all-time low, it is clear that partisanship and gridlock are not working. The American people are rightfully fed up and want to see change," said Representative O'Halleran. "The only way we are going to overcome this rut we are in is by putting aside our differences to work together to clean up our government, enforce ethics, and hold our elected leaders to the highest standards. I am proud to be a founding member of this caucus, and I look forward to sharing my ideas about transparency and accountability with my colleagues."

“The members of this caucus come from across the political spectrum and disagree on plenty of issues, but it’s obvious to all of us that Congress is in dire need of reform, and we’re committed to taking real action to change the status quo in Washington, reduce the influence of money in our political process, and get our government back to work for the people we serve,” said Representative Kathleen Rice, co-Chair of the Congressional Reformers Caucus. “People are tired of partisan gridlock and double standards for politicians, and they’re waiting for leaders to step up and work together to reform our campaign finance system and legislative process so we can solve real problems. That’s exactly why we created the Reformers Caucus, and I’m excited to join my colleagues in this effort to start restoring the public’s faith and trust in their government.”

“Washington is broken. Donors and insiders have too much influence, and too often backroom deals trip up good legislation. Political party has nothing to do with good governance, which is why I’m proud to be joined by my friend, Rep. Kathleen Rice, and a bipartisan group of colleagues who all want a Congress that works for the people. I’m eager to develop legislation with this group that will improve America’s trust in our democracy,” stated Congressman Ken Buck, co-chair of the Congressional Reformers Caucus.

Below are the founding members of the Congressional Reformers Caucus:


Kathleen Rice (NY-04)

Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01)

Derek Kilmer (WA-06)

Scott Peters (CA-52)

Seth Moulton (MA-06)

Ron Kind (WI-03)

Cheri Bustos (IL-17)

Stephanie Murphy (FL-07)

Donald Norcross (NJ-01)

John Sarbanes (MD-03)



Ken Buck (CO-04)

Mike Gallagher (WI-08)

Ralph Norman (SC-05)

Andy Biggs (AZ-05)

Jack Bergman (MI-01)

Matt Gaetz (FL-01)

Rodney Davis (IL-13)

Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01)

Mike Coffman (CO-06)