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, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass H.R. 4032, a bill introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran to implement a settlement between the Gila River Indian Community and the United States. The bipartisan legislation was cosponsored by Congressmen Paul Gosar, Ruben Gallego, David Schweikert, and Andy Biggs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement following President Donald Trump’s meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
WASHINGTON—Today, following the announcement of Scott Pruitt’s resignation from his position as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) again renewed his call for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to step down from a position that he has used to waste taxpayer dollars and play on political connections to get ahead.
WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) sent a letter to Barbara Oemcke, Medical Center Director of the Northern VA Health Care System, seeking answers regarding recently-revealed poor quality of care and health outcomes at the Community Living Center in Prescott.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter, signed by 15 other members of Congress, urging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to follow the lead of the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and cancel August recess for the House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON - Today, following the announcement that the Senate would cancel August recess to continue working on pressing issues impacting our nation, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called on Speaker Paul Ryan to cancel August recess for the House of Representatives to focus on passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill, working to stabilize the health insurance market, and finding a permanent solution for DACA recipients.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) renewed his call for the resignation or firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after another week of revelations about his abuse of taxpayer dollars and his appointed position.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran called on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to step down from a position he has used to bilk taxpayers out of millions of dollars during his fourteen-month tenure.
WASHINGTON - Today, the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass H.R. 5440, a bipartisan bill introduced by Congresswoman Karen Handel (GA-06) and Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) to increase transparency at the IRS and support local Taxpayer Assistance Centers.