Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

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Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) introduced H.R. 5053, the Expedited Family Reunification Act, which will help the thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children detained by Customs and Border Protection agents after illegally immigrating to the United States be returned to their families in their country of origin.  Upon introduction of the legislation, Rep. Salmon issued the following statement:

Jun 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Speaker John Boehner appointed Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) to a working group designed to advise Congress on how to best address humanitarian and security needs at the United States border.  Upon appointment to the group, Rep. Salmon issued the following statement:

May 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced his fifth Shrink Our Spending (SOS) bill in a series of bills to be introduced over the next few months to cut wasteful and duplicative spending. Upon introduction of a bill to eliminate federal funding for the Voice of America (VOA), Salmon released the following statement:

May 7, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following statement upon passage of two key pieces of legislation to address the targeting of conservative organizations by the IRS:

May 2, 2014 Press Release

EVENT:             Congressional Art Competition Show and Winners Announcement   

DATE:                Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 8:00AM to 9:30AM

LOCATION:      i.d.e.a. Museum (formerly known as the Arizona Museum for Youth)
                            150 W. Pepper Place
                            Mesa, Arizona 85201

PRESS:              Congressman Salmon will announce the winners of the competition during the event.

May 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement in observation of the 63rd National Day of Prayer:

“Prayer is a powerful tool to unite people and nations, and therefore is one of the best ways we can help heal our country (2 Chronicles 7:14). We are a nation that has faced many challenges, but we are also a nation that has overcome many obstacles. In honor of the National Day of Prayer, I encourage Arizonans to take a moment to reflect on the blessings we enjoy as one nation under God.

Apr 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Matt Salmon (R-CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing TODAY to examine U.S. foreign assistance priorities and strategy in the Western Hemisphere.  The hearing entitled, “Advancing U.S. Interests in the Western Hemisphere: The FY 2015 Foreign Affairs Budget” will begin at 2 p.m.

Mar 19, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Last night, at a town hall meeting in Mesa, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced to over 200 East Valley residents his latest legislative initiative to highlight and cut wasteful and duplicative programs in every area of government.

Salmon released the following video message and statement introducing his latest initiative to restore fiscal responsibility to government:

Mar 19, 2014 Page

Our nation is drowning in debt – $17.4 trillion dollars of it…Yet, our nation’s leaders continue to approve wasteful spending without a blink, and continue to spend your tax dollars in the most imprudent ways. Enough is enough. We must have the courage to start cutting spending somewhere.

Mar 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.--Reps. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), David Schweikert (AZ-06) and Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ) will host an informational session on Saturday, March 29, 2014 for Arizona high school students interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies.

High school students and their families can learn about the scholarship opportunities available through the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA).