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House Freedom Caucus
Washington, DC – Members of the House Republican Conference have formed the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) to advance an agenda of limited, constitutional government in Congress. The HFC has adopted the following mission statement:
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today announced H.R. 283, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 and released the following statement.
“The Founding Fathers learned first-hand the cost of unchecked power. That experience, gained the hard way, offered them critical insights into how a government for and by the people ought to conduct itself.
The Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday to block funding for President Barack Obama's efforts to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, signaling that the GOP doesn't plan to soften its stance on immigration.
Critics said Wednesday's legislation, which faces long odds in the Senate, would sow fear among undocumented immigrants and complicate any hope for comprehensive reform before the 2016 presidential election.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today voted in favor of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015, and released the following statement.
“Underscoring our system of government is the idea that the Rule of Law is supreme. The President violated that premise when he tried to rewrite our immigration laws and ‘legalize’ millions of illegal immigrants in violation of the will of the people.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) recently introduced a Constitutional amendment that would impose universal term limits on both houses of Congress. Salmon was first elected to Congress in 1994 and served through 2000 when he stepped down to honor his personal three-term pledge to his constituents. Today, Rep. Salmon released the following statement regarding his resolution:
This week, the 114th Congress officially convened, and I was humbled to once again take the Oath of Office to serve as a member of the 114th U.S.
Washington, D.C. — Today Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) was officially sworn in as a member of the 114th Congress and released the following statement.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) tonight issued the following statement upon the House passage of a government spending bill that funded the President’s illegal executive action:
“Tonight, I was proud to stand on the side of our Constitution and vote against funding President Obama’s plan to continue flouting the laws of our nation by providing funds for his illegal and unconstitutional executive actions.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following response to President Obama’s unilateral immigration actions.
“Tonight, President Obama announced to America that he would disregard both our Constitution and the will of the American people.
“The American people resoundingly rejected the President's policies on the ballot just a few short weeks ago, and it is the American people who are sick and tired of a President who continues to unilaterally change our laws through executive orders and govern as if he is a monarch.