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Tom O'Halleran's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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  • Endorsed and rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Birth control is health care, plain and simple." (votesmart.org)
  • "Roe v. Wade affirmed that women across the country have a right to safe, legal medical services that they need. Women’s choices are between themselves, their families, their doctors, & their faiths. Women’s health, especially in rural communities, cannot be put at risk." (twitter.com)
  • "Reform tax code so that the wealthiest pay their fair share of taxes. Millionaires and billionaires shouldn’t be able to exploit tax loopholes to pay a lower effective tax rate than middle class families. Even billionaires like Warren Buffet acknowledges this. We need a top-to-bottom overhaul of the tax code that is fair to everyone." (www.tomohalleran.com)
  • "It is irresponsible for Congress to consider passing a tax reform package that saddles our children and grandchildren with trillions of dollars in debt. Unfortunately, that is exactly what Congressional leaders are trying to do before the end of the year. If Congress passes this legislation, we will be delivering massive tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and multinational corporations while sending our national debt skyrocketing by nearly $2 trillion. That means the next generation will pay more, and we will not be able to keep our promises to our seniors and veterans." (votesmart.org)
  • "I am focused on protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, and ensuring seniors have access to safe, affordable housing." (twitter.com)
  • Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. (votesmart.org)
  • "Tom will protect Social Security and Medicare from those who support dangerous schemes to privatize the programs." (votesmart.org)
  • "Tom has a proven track record of protecting Social Security and Medicare from those who support dangerous schemes to privatize the programs, hand them over the Wall Street or turn them into "vouchers." He knows that Social Security is not an "entitlement program"—it is a commitment that has been made to America’s seniors after a lifetime of work. Over decades, America's workers and small businesses have paid into the Social Security trust fund, and now they should not have their retirement security threatened by politicians and special interests in Washington. Social Security is also crucial to the stability of our economy. That is why Tom will always fight against any attempt to privatize Social Security or reduce its benefits." (www.tomohalleran.com)
  • "We need to find ways to limit the impact of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling." (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress must act and pass campaign finance laws that promote transparency and accountability in our political system. #AZ01" (twitter.com)
  • Endorsed by End Citizens United. (votesmart.org)
  • "A year ago I voted to pass H.R. 1, the #ForthePeopleAct, legislation to get dark money out of politics, safeguard Americans' right to vote, and restore ethics and accountability in Washington. I remain committed to ending Citizens United and protecting our democracy." (twitter.com)
  • "The protection and equitable treatment of all Americans is not a partisan issue," said O'Halleran following the bill's passage. "Our vote today is not a cure-all; it is a critical first step to addressing systemic racism and rebuilding broken trust between police and our communities. We must work in a bipartisan way to keep these important changes coming. I encourage the Senate to take up and pass this important legislation as soon as possible." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a former law enforcement officer myself, I know how important it is that those who have sworn to protect and serve are held to the highest standards. Every American deserves to feel safe in his or her community." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • "This legislation will give our troops a well-deserved raise, improve readiness and capability, and invest in the modernization of our military." (votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to support this bipartisan legislation that invests in our military and makes America more secure," said Rep. O'Halleran. "It gives our military leaders the long-term strategic planning capabilities they need to complete critical missions that protect our nation. This legislation will give our troops a well-deserved raise, improve readiness and capability, and invest in the modernization of our military." (votesmart.org)
  • "This bipartisan legislation is critical for securing the safety of our nation, and it supports the more than 18,000 servicemembers and their families in Arizona," said Rep. O'Halleran. "It brings Arizona a critical boost across our installations and our defense community, including Davis-Monthan and Luke Air Force Bases, Ft. Huachuca, Yuma Proving Ground, and others. After years of dangerous cuts, this bill takes an important step forward in ensuring our military remains the strongest in the world by giving our troops the resources they need to succeed." (votesmart.org)
  • "AZ servicemembers, military families, & veterans are some of the most patriotic men & women I've had the pleasure of meeting. I was proud to support them by passing the FY19 #NDAA. After years of dangerous cuts, the NDAA gives AZ military installations a much-needed boost." (twitter.com)
  • "Connecting rural communities to reliable broadband will create jobs & grow local economies. Investing in 21st century infrastructure will expand education opportunities & ensure small, locally-owned businesses & ag producers have access to national & global markets." (twitter.com)
  • "By investing in education, job-training, research, and infrastructure, we can keep our competitive advantage as a state and country and prepare for the jobs of the future. To keep our competitive edge, we must also modernize our tax and regulatory system to foster innovation and replace outdated or burdensome regulations. " www.tomohalleran.com/issues/jobs-and-the-economy
  • "Investing in rural high-speed internet infrastructure will unlock economic and educational opportunities for rural and tribal communities that have often gone underserved," (votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to support legislation that cuts wasteful spending and holds our government agencies accountable to the American people." (twitter.com)
  • "Support manufacturing through tax breaks. Increase tax incentives for companies that create quality, long-term manufacturing jobs in the United States." (www.tomohalleran.com)
  • "We should not be giving permanent tax cuts to multinational corporations while we create uncertainly for middle-class families." (votesmart.org)
  • "Align the tax code to incentivize employers to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. We should review what tax breaks are provided to companies that have moved manufacturing jobs abroad. We then would align the code with the goal of keeping jobs in the U.S and hopefully having businesses return." (www.tomohalleran.com)
  • "Tax cuts for companies that share profits with their employees. While there are many tax loopholes that have been abused, I support using the tax code to incentivize putting more money in the pockets of working people." (www.tomohalleran.com)
  • "Today, I had the honor of presiding as the House received the CARES Act, legislation to provide much-needed relief for #AZ01 families, health care workers, and small businesses. Tomorrow, I look forward to voting in favor of this important bill." (twitter.com)
  • "Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the CARES Act. Families and businesses across America and Arizona are struggling, and healthcare workers and first responders are being asked to perform their important work without proper protective gear. In my district, the Navajo Nation is dealing with a disproportionately high amount of COVID-19 cases. There were 71 confirmed cases in the community as of last night. This bill allocates over $1 billion to the Indian healthcare service and to Tribal healthcare providers and over $400 million to Tribal governments for equipment. I urge my fellow colleagues to vote for this legislative package that will provide relief to struggling American families and ensure the Tribal communities are not overlooked." (votesmart.org)
  • "Small businesses across #AZ01 are relying on PPP funds to keep the lights on, but endless red tape stands in their way. I cosponsored the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to ensure this program is working for the mom-and-pop shops that need these funds the most." (twitter.com)
  • "There is no reason that teachers across America should be some of the lowest paid professionals in the workforce. Their jobs are critical to the economic vitality of our country. I introduced H.Res.58 to support increased public school teacher pay and education funding." (twitter.com)
  • "Public education is the cornerstone of a strong economy in our state & across the nation. This #NationalRed4Ed Day, I am wearing red to show my support for our hardworking teachers and support staff." (twitter.com)
  • "I have urged congressional leaders to fully fund the Bureau of Indian Education's New School Replacement Program. We have an obligation to provide a quality education & a safe school environment for students across Indian Country." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "From raging forest fires to decades-long droughts, every corner of our state has felt the effects of climate change. Today, we took decisive, bipartisan action to address this very real threat to the livelihood of Arizonans and the American people," O'Halleran said following the vote. "We have more work to do to invest in renewable energy infrastructure, especially in rural parts of the country. I look forward to continue these efforts with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 97% by League of Conservation Voters (2019). (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "We have more work to do to invest in renewable energy infrastructure, especially in rural parts of the country. I look forward to continue these efforts with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 87% by Environment America. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We need to invest in projects that enhance climate resilience, while also reducing pollution and carbon emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We write to express our concern regarding your recent National Security Strategy, which fails to recognize climate change as a threat to the United States. We have heard from scientists, military leaders, and civilian personnel who believe that climate change is indeed a direct threat to America's national security and to the stability of the world at large. As global temperatures become more volatile, sea levels rise, and landscapes change, our military installations and our communities are increasingly at risk of devastation. It is imperative that the United States address this growing geopolitical threat." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress must immediately begin to have a serious discussion about the violence plaguing communities across America, and we must take action to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of those who will try to do us harm." (votesmart.org)
  • "We can, and must, work to close the gaps in our mental health treatment system, allow the CDC to do necessary research, invest in community-based violence prevention programs, and bolster law enforcement by strengthening our background check system and providing the necessary resources to address school security." (votesmart.org)
  • "The idea that we can sit by and allow access to affordable, quality health care to be taken away from those with the most need is unconscionable. I am committed to finding commonsense solutions to address the problems of our health care system by working across the aisle." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Affordable Care Act is not perfect," continued O'Halleran. "Efforts to fix components of the law have fallen flat. I am ready to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to protect the investments we have made in rural and tribal health care and bring relief to Arizonans burdened with the rising cost of coverage and care." (votesmart.org)
  • "Signed into law on March 23, 2010, the #AffordableCareAct has been protecting, expanding, and improving access to health care for millions of American families for 10 years. I will continue fighting to protect the ACA for the countless #AZ01 families who depend on it." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "BREAKING: The Senate passed our bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act, ensuring free testing for COVID-19 for ALL Americans, expanded paid sick leave, and nutrition assistance. This bill now heads to the President's desk for a signature. #AZ01". (twitter.com)
  • "Late Friday night, the House voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, legislation that ensures free testing for COVID-19, extended paid sick leave for families affected, expanded nutrition insurance, and additional protections for first responders and public health workers. I urge the Senate to take up and pass this legislation as quickly as possible." (www.facebook.com)
  • "Tom supports immigration reform that secures our border, keeps families together, and meets the needs of our economy. He fully supports the DREAM Act, which allows young people who were brought to this country as children the chance to pursue their education, join the military, or contribute to our workforce as hardworking doctors, teachers, scientists, and more." (www.tomohalleran.com)
  • "As I have said before, our immigration system must be reformed through a bipartisan process that includes an investment in 21st century technology and additional support for border patrol agents," continued O'Halleran. "These are proven methods that secure our border and stem the flow of illegal immigration. A border wall is not." (votesmart.org)
  • "I cannot support a bill that uses American tax dollars to fund a border wall and pays for it by making deep cuts to critical, proven programs that keep our families safe and allow our communities to grow and thrive." (votesmart.org)
  • "Tom supports immigration reform that secures our border, keeps families together, and meets the needs of our economy. He fully supports the DREAM Act, which allows young people who were brought to this country as children the chance to pursue their education, join the military, or contribute to our workforce as hardworking doctors, teachers, scientists, and more." (www.tomohalleran.com)
  • "Arizonans have been greatly impacted by Congress' inability to pass a bipartisan budget agreement that invests in the future of our country and our national security, and young DREAMers are living in uncertainty while they wait for a DACA solution. I am proud of the bipartisan work the Problem Solvers Caucus to find solutions to the challenges we face as a nation, and I am confident that this proposal can find broad support from both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. It is time for Congress to step up and take action; the American people are tired of waiting." (votesmart.org)
  • "Now more than ever, Congress must act. I am ready to work alongside my Republican and Democratic colleagues to protect DREAMers and pass bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform." (votesmart.org)
  • "I have met with many Arizona DREAMers. They are doctors, teachers, students, and our neighbors, and they contribute to our local, state, and national economies every single day. They have been promised access to the American Dream, and today we are delivering that promise. We must pass bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform that addresses the flaws in the system, but this is a good first start that will allow DREAMers to continue living and thriving in the only home they've ever known." (votesmart.org)
  • "No American wants to see an escalation of force or a large-scale military conflict. We must focus on deescalation, maintaining our partnership with the Iraqi government, & precise, diplomatic initiatives that will lead to a peaceful, non-nuclear Iran #AZ01." (twitter.com)
  • "Achieving lasting peace and a complete and permanent denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is a priority for America. Efforts to achieve this through the full force of American diplomacy, strength, and leadership should be respected." (votesmart.org)
  • "Our national security and the safety of our children is not a partisan issue," continued O'Halleran. "We must continue to curb the rise of terrorism in the Middle East by preventing the sale of arms to and from Iran and halting the country's ballistic missile program." (votesmart.org)
  • "We cannot allow Iran to develop long-range nuclear missiles, continue to fund terrorism, and destabilize governments throughout the Middle East. These actions should not go unchecked. The Administration and Congress must work with allies to establish sanctions and work to limit Iran's extremist activities. I urge President Trump to listen to the bipartisan consensus in Congress and recertify the Iran Nuclear Deal while we work with our allies to strengthen it." (votesmart.org)
  • "No American wants to see an escalation of force or a large-scale military conflict. We must focus on deescalation, maintaining our partnership with the Iraqi government, & precise, diplomatic initiatives that will lead to a peaceful, non-nuclear Iran #AZ01." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H J Res 37 - Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. (votesmart.org)
  • "The resolution passed in the House today reiterates that only Congress has the power to declare war, as laid out in Article I of the Constitution. It prevents the executive branch from acting unilaterally in response to the developing situation with Iran, while preserving the president’s power to act in self-defense of the nation if a future attack against US forces were to occur. Today, I am also calling on Congress to revise the authorizations for use of military force (AUMF), that were enacted in 2001 and 2002. Eighteen years have passed since this resolution was agreed upon in Congress; new developments demand that the AUMF is carefully reevaluated and adapted to reflect current geopolitical circumstances so that we may continue to develop a forward-looking strategy for the US-Iran relationship." (votesmart.org)
  • "This decision to raise tariffs is going to hurt our economy and raise the prices of goods for working families. I am deeply concerned that tying our trade relationships with border security will derail the ongoing trade negotiations. Congress must act to address our broken immigration system, and this administration cannot continue to weaponize international trade at the expense of hardworking Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • "Protect American workers: Any trade agreements the United States enters into must include protections for American workers and American jobs. The TPP agreement in its current form is unfair to American workers, and I reject it." (www.tomohalleran.com)
  • "While we must fully support American businesses and ensure they are being treated fairly by our trading partners, these actions only serve to erode our international relationships," continued O'Halleran. "The American people, and especially those living in rural communities, should not have to pay the price for the Administration's "shoot from the hip" approach to international trade and diplomacy." (votesmart.org)
  • "This Administration's harmful, unilateral trade decisions are putting rural #AZ01 at risk. Now more than ever, I urge @SpeakerRyan to cancel the rest of August recess & bring lawmakers back to Washington to stop this trade war in its tracks." (twitter.com)
This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.
The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.

a) Abortions should always be illegal.
b) Abortions should always be legal.
c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
X d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
X e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
g) Other or expanded principles

State Budget: Indicate the funding levels (#1-6) you will support for the following general categories. Select one level per category.State Taxes: Indicate the tax levels (#1-6) you will support. Select one level per tax.

Greatly Increase a) Education (Higher)
Greatly Increase b) Education (K-12)
Slightly Increase c) Environment
Greatly Increase d) Health care
Slightly Increase e) Law enforcement
Maintain Status f) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Slightly Increase g) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories
Maintain Status a) Alcohol taxes
Eliminate b) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Status c) Cigarette taxes
Maintain Status d) Corporate taxes
Maintain Status e) Estate taxes
Maintain Status f) Gasoline taxes
Maintain Status g) Income taxes (incomes below $75,000)
Maintain Status h) Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)
Maintain Status i) Property taxes
Slightly Decrease j) Sales taxes
Slightly Decrease k) Vehicle taxes
l) Other or expanded categories
No m) Should Internet sales be taxed?
n) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.c) Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative and gubernatorial candidates?

Yes a) Do you support the current limit of two consecutive four-year terms for Arizona governors?
Undecided b) Do you support the current limit of four consecutive two-year terms for Arizona state senators and representatives?
No 1) Individual
No 2) PAC
Yes 3) Corporate
No 4) Political Parties
Yes d) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
No e) Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
Yes f) Do you support Arizona's "Clean Elections" initiative, which allocates public funds for use in political campaigns?
Yes g) Do you support adopting statewide standards for counting, verifying, and ensuring accuracy of votes?
h) Do you support prohibiting the reporting of media exit polling results until all polling locations in Arizona are closed?
Undecided i) Should Arizona prohibit smoking in enclosed public places and places of employment?
Yes j) Should Arizona deny state and local social services to illegal immigrants?
Yes k) Should Arizona require proof of citizenship before allowing people to vote?
No l) Should Arizona recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
Yes m) Should Arizona restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?
n) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.

a) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
X b) Support the death penalty in Arizona.
X c) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
d) End parole for repeat violent offenders.
X e) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
f) Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
g) Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
h) Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
X i) Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
X j) Increase funding for state and local emergency agencies to prevent and to respond to terrorist attacks.
k) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.

X a) Support national standards and testing of public school students.
b) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any public school.
c) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any private or religious school.
d) Create a corporate tax credit program for businesses that contribute to private school scholarship funds.
X e) Continue to offer individual income tax credits for contributions to private schools.
X f) Continue to offer individual income tax credits for contributions to public schools.
X g) Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
h) Increase state funds for hiring additional teachers.
i) Support teacher testing and reward with merit pay.
j) Endorse voluntary prayer in public schools.
k) Require public schools to administer high school exit exams.
X l) Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.
X m) Increase funding for Head Start programs.
n) Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.
X o) Support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods.
X p) Support abstinence-only sexual education programs.
q) Other or expanded principles

Employment: Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agencies' decisions on:

X a) Increase funding for state job-training programs that re-train displaced workers and teach skills needed in today's job market.
X b) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
X c) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses.
d) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for children in low-income working families.
X e) Increase state funds to provide child care for children in low-income working families.
f) Include sexual orientation in Arizona's anti-discrimination laws.
g) Increase the state minimum wage.
h) Other or expanded principles
No a) Public employment
No b) State college and university admissions
No c) State contracting
d) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.

X a) Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
X b) Support increased production of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, and oil).
X c) Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused, or abandoned.
X d) Support funding for open space preservation.
e) Enact environmental regulations even if they are stricter than federal law.
X f) Offer tax breaks to companies that remove dead trees and undergrowth from forests and convert it to fuel.
X g) Allow municipalities to require property owners in forest communities to clear excessive growth from their land.
X h) Allow land held in trust by the state to be set aside for conservation purposes.
X i) Grant longer grazing leases of public land to ranchers who practice enhanced conservation methods.
j) Permit the Land Department to use 15 percent of annual proceeds from land dispositions for administration and other management functions.
k) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.

X a) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
b) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
c) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
X d) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
e) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
g) Require a license for gun possession.
h) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health.

X a) Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary.
b) Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
c) Limit the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
X d) Support patients' right to sue their HMOs.
X e) Support patients' right to appeal to an administrative board of specialists when services are denied.
f) Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
g) Legalize physician assisted suicide in Arizona.
h) Allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes.
i) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare and poverty.

X a) Support increased work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients.
X b) Increase funding for employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
X c) Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
d) Support current limit on benefits given to recipients if they have additional children while on welfare.
e) Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.
X f) Use federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to extend health and child care subsidies to the working poor.
g) Support marriage promotion programs for welfare recipients.
h) Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
i) Other or expanded principles
Please explain in a total of 75 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

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