Transparency is not a partisan issue. The American people deserve accountability from their elected officials in Washington. I am committed to bringing transparency to my work by sharing information about each of my meetings on my website, introducing and supporting legislation to strengthen independent watchdog groups, and work to ensure that our government is accountable to the American people.
- Clean Legislating and Ethical Accountability Now (CLEAN) Act: makes the Office of Congressional Ethics a permanent body, protecting it from politically motivated changes, and giving it the tools it needs, including subpoena power, to investigate ethics violations.
- No Ongoing Perks Enrichment (NOPE) Act: prohibits first-class flights for members of Congress and staff, freezes Congressional pay, withholds pay unless a budget is passed, and increases the lobbying ban for members of Congress and staff from two years to five years.
- Government Shutdown Accountability and Economic Report Act of 2017: withholds Congressional pay during a government shutdown and requires daily reports on the impact and cost of the shutdown on the economy.
Government By the People Act of 2017: reforms the financing of congressional elections by broadening participation by small dollar donors.
Protecting Our Democracy Act: creates the National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election to examine any attempts or activities by the Russian government or other governments, persons or entities to use electronic means to influence, interfere with, or sow distrust in the 2016 elections.
No Budget, No Pay Act: withholds Congressional pay after October 1 of any fiscal year in which Congress has not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget and passed the regular appropriations bills.
Establishing a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress: Establishes an ad hoc committee to study the organization, operations, functions, and relevant interactions of the Members of Congress and to make recommendations to make such operations and organization more effective and efficient; make Congress and its Members more accountable; improve the orderly, timely, and effective consideration and disposal of legislation
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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.
WASHINGTON—Today, Representatives Tom O'Halleran, Raúl M. Grijalva, Ruben Gallego, Ann Kirkpatrick, and Greg Stanton called on the U.S. Senate to pass the House of Representatives’ bipartisan funding bills and reopen the federal government before federal workers begin missing their paychecks.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement remembering the victims and survivors of the 2011 shooting in Tucson, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced his first bill in the 116th Congress. The Government Shutdown Impact Report of 2019 requires the Congressional Budget Office to submit daily reports to Congress on the impact and cost of a government shutdown on the nation’s economy.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called for a bipartisan, legislative solution to protect a free and open internet for the American people.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced he would give up his salary for the duration of a government shutdown if Congressional leaders fail to fund the government by the end of the week.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) released this statement following President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the federal government:
Today, following months of negotiations and discussions between members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and Democratic Party leader that resulted in an agreement to reform House Rules, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition announced its leadership for the 116th Congress and inducted several new members. In the 116th Congress, the Coalition will fight to restore the American Dream and put our country on the path to prosperity. The Coalition will continue to focus on its long-held mission to pursue commonsense, bipartisan solutions that will get our country’s fiscal house in order and ensure a strong national defense.
The Blue Dog Coalition’s leadership for the 116th Congress will include:
WASHINGTON – Today, following the holiday weekend release of a climate report, Congressman Tom O’Halleran urged the Administration to take a more serious role in addressing the causes and consequences of climate change on our nation.