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May 3, 2016 Event

From Mesa to Washington, there are so many important issues facing us today. I want to welcome you to come take part in this event and let me know your thoughts on what you’d like to see from my office in the future. Please join me at the Cafeteria of Desert Ridge Junior High School in Mesa.  To RSVP please call my District Office at (480) 699-8239

Apr 27, 2016 Letter

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The Honorable Jeh Johnson
Secretary of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Nebraska Avenue Complex
3801 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20528

Dear Secretary Johnson:

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement after sending a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson about recent reports of widespread fraud by international students taking the SAT, and the effects of this fraud on the U.S. student visa system.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement applauding the unanimous passage of H.R. 699, the Email Privacy Act.

“Americans have suffered suspicionless government intrusion into their personal emails for far too long.  Our message, as a Congress and as a people, needs to be clear: Get A Warrant.  With today’s unanimous, 419-0, passage of the Email Privacy Act, the House sends just that message.  I look forward to this bill’s consideration in the Senate, and it’s prompt adoption into law.”

Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — As part of their effort to bring accountability to Capitol Hill, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today reintroduced a constitutional amendment prohibiting Congress from making any law that exempts Members of Congress from its implementation. The 28th Amendment will ensure that we remain a nation in which all citizens are equal under the law.

Mar 23, 2016 In The News

Amid the debate playing out in the American public about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s case against Apple, a House Republican from Arizona introduced a bill that would prevent the government from pressing similar cases in the future.

Retiring Rep. Matt Salmon, a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, introduced the Protect Our Devices Act Tuesday evening. The bill would prohibit any agent of the federal government from using the All Writs Act to compel a tech company to break the encryption for their service.

Mar 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after introducing the #ProtectOurDevices Act.

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Mar 11, 2016 In The News

In the movies, it’s the hitman who carries a silencer while slinking around the shadows. In real life, sportsmen use sound suppressors for their firearms at the shooting range, Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., says.

The heavily regulated suppressors remain lawful in 41 of 50 states. But current law makes obtaining one difficult. Before purchasing the silencing devices, consumers must pay a $200 tax and undergo a strict background check.

Mar 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after sending a bipartisan letter to FBI Director James Comey requesting a classified briefing on the details of their investigation into the San Bernardino terrorist’s phone and the related legal case.