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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VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – This week, following pressure from Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), the National Guard Bureau announced it has directed a permanent halt to a planned clawback of housing funds given to servicemembers stationed at Silverbell Army Heliport, and announced an increase in these funds for all eligible soldiers serving at the base.
WASHINGTON – Last week, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced H.R. 6830, the Impact Aid Infrastructure Act, to fund the construction of critical Impact Aid school projects and address the significant backlog communities are facing.
Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), whose district includes the Western Army Aviation Training Site (WAATS), called on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Major General Michael McGuire to put an immediate stop to an impending clawback of thousands of dollars from active duty servicemembers stationed at the base.
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai regarding the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s September 7, 2018 report, “FCC's Data Overstate Access on Tribal Lands,” which found that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) overstated broadband access on tribal lands.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) called for a rules change in the House of Representatives to prohibit Members of Congress from serving on the board of any publicly held or publicly regulated corporation, financial institution, or business entity.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) introduced the bipartisan Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act, a bill to ensure children and law enforcement in tribal communities are protected in instances of domestic violence.
SEDONA - This week, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter urging Speaker Paul Ryan to cut the August recess short and call Congress back into session to address the Administration's reckless trade policies that have impacted American consumers, business owners, and ag producers.
WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released his 2018 mid-year report, highlighting his work for constituents and communities in Arizona’s First Congressional District over his first half of 2018.
Among the highlights, O’Halleran and his team returned more than $187,000 to First District residents, visited 30 Arizona communities, and responded to nearly 44,000 letters, calls, and e-mails from constituents.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined his fellow members of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus to introduce “Break the Gridlock”, a package of reforms that will change the way the House of Representatives works and ensure Congress is working for the American people. The proposed changes reward openness and transparency, encourage bipartisan lawmaking, spur debate on divisive issues, and empower lawmakers to find real solutions to address our nation’s greatest challenges.
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.