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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

Accountability

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.

Introduced Legislation:

Cosponsored Legislation:

  • 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

More on Accountability

April 17, 2018 Press Release

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.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

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.

April 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congresswoman Karen Handel (GA-06) to introduce bipartisan legislation to increase transparency at the IRS and support local Taxpayer Assistance Centers.

March 9, 2018 Page

WASHINGTON, DC – Following yesterday’s resignation of U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke amid an investigation of sexual misconduct, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called on House Agriculture Committee leaders to hold a hearing to investigate claims made against Tooke and others within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

February 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called for an investigation into whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development misused nearly $200,000 in taxpayer funds to redecorate the office of HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

January 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement following the government shutdown:

"It is disappointing that leaders in Washington have chosen to allow the government to shut down rather than put forward a thoughtful, bipartisan bill that funds our military, Children's Health Insurance Program, and community health centers and provide stability for DREAMers. My colleagues and I are ready to find a solution that actually works, and we continue to urge Speaker Ryan to work with us.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released this statement following an announcement made by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that the House of Representatives will adjourn whether the government shuts down or not:

“It is incredibly shameful and irresponsible for Congress to go home for the next week while the government is on the brink of a disastrous shutdown. With funding for our military, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and community health centers in limbo, the last thing we should be doing is taking a nine-day vacation.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as a government shutdown looms over Washington, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Charlie Crist (FL-13) led a letter signed by five other members of Congress to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In the letter, the lawmakers, who previously supported continuing resolutions this fiscal year, expressed their concern over the absence of a critical budget agreement and bipartisan solutions to the challenges our nation faces.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his plans to 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.

January 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as the government nears a shutdown, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called on leaders of both parties to put aside partisan bickering and show real leadership for the American people.