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Rep. Tom O’Halleran

Representative for Arizona’s 1st District

pronounced tom // oh-HAL-uh-run

O’Halleran is the representative for Arizona’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. O’Halleran is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for O’Halleran.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

O’Halleran is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills O’Halleran has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 83% United States Chamber of Commerce: 83% American Civil Liberties Union: 68% Americans for Prosperity: 28% NIAC Action: D The Club for Growth: 15% FreedomWorks: 5% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Tom O’Halleran sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

O’Halleran was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

O’Halleran sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (34%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (22%) Health (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Education (9%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of O’Halleran’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

O’Halleran voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

O’Halleran voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

O’Halleran voted Aye

Passed 230/168 on Jul 13, 2018.

When the federal government creates laws for state or local governments to follow, but does not correspondingly provide money for those subsidiary levels to carry ...

O’Halleran voted Yea

Passed 235/179 on Jun 8, 2018.

H.R. 5895 provides funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, the Legislative Branch, ...

O’Halleran voted Aye

Passed 237/184 on Jan 17, 2018.

If the World Bank doesn’t live up to some of its promises for supporting human rights, fighting terrorism, and promoting democracy, should the U.S. government ...

O’Halleran voted Yea

Passed 231/188 on Dec 21, 2017.

This bill was the vehicle for passage of legislation to avert a government shutdown. The final legislation included * the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, ...

O’Halleran voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Sep 2019, O’Halleran missed 16 of 1,750 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: