More on Congressional Issues
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell.
“Today’s ruling from the Supreme Court may have upheld the legality of Obamacare, but it does nothing to stop health insurance premiums from skyrocketing, healthcare costs from continuing to rise, and the government’s role from continuing to expand.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement upon House consideration of H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015.
“Last night, I joined with 33 other Republicans to vote against a rule allowing consideration of the Trade Act (commonly called Trade Promotion Authority or TPA) in the House because I felt the procedural process used to bring TPA to the floor was convoluted and deeply flawed.
This week, the House continued consideration of bills to fund our government at the end of this fiscal year. The government is funded through appropriations legislation passed by both houses of Congress that designates how your tax dollars are spent, agency by agency, program by program. It’s during this process that our elected representatives set the priorities of government and the path our nation will take. In years past, Senate obstruction has destroyed the appropriations process. Rather than having a healthy debate about the status or necessity of programs or the goals of our nati
Launch of the Congressional Algae Caucus (10-23-13)
FOUNDED: October 23rd, 2013
This week the House took action to establish a budget for the United States. Such an action shouldn’t be cause for celebration, but with the Senate’s refusal to take up spending bills over the last 6 years, the fact that we are once again being responsible with our nation’s finances is suddenly noteworthy.
This week the House addressed the need for sunlight and transparency in the federal rulemaking process. In order to create high-quality rules, federal agencies must be required to use data that is publicly available. Moreover, those interpreting that data must be vetted and qualified before assuming their post.
This week the House voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of this fiscal year. While many have applauded this vote, I feel it has endangered our Constitution—subjugating the powers of Congress to an out-of-control executive intent on placing fiat over duly enacted legislation. During the debate, I spoke on the floor to object to the funding measure.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) reintroduced the Ozone Regulatory Delay and Extension of Assessment Length (ORDEAL) Act, designed to delay the EPA’s existing timeline to review and revise air standards and quality criteria. The bill would prohibit the EPA from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing a revised standard until 2019 and set future timelines for review at 10 years. Upon introduction of the bill, Rep. Salmon issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after the House voted to approve H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.
“Today, the House voted on a bill to fund our Department of Homeland Security. In doing so, it also voted to fund an unconstitutional action: the President’s edicts on immigration. My constituents have called, they have visited, and they have written letters all asking and urging me to take action. I’ve been doing just that.