More on Congressional Issues
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement on word John Boehner will resign as Speaker of the House.
"First and foremost, I want to congratulate John Boehner for everything he has done to advance Republican principles throughout his congressional career. During my years in Congress, I have had Mr. Boehner as a committee chairman and as a speaker, and I have always found him to be a decent and moral man who did what he thought was right, even when I disagreed with him.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement ahead of His Holiness Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress, at which he will be joined by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
“I look forward to hearing from His Holiness Pope Francis at his historic address to Congress tomorrow, and I am honored that Governor Ducey will join me as my guest in the House chamber.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement celebrating Constitution Day.
“No document is more important in our society than our Constitution: a document that outlines the limits of our government and the division of powers in its branches. Today, as we’re faced with an unprecedented usurpation of power by the executive that believes it can unilaterally make laws, and an unelected judiciary that claims the right to rewrite them at will, fealty to our founding document is more important than ever.
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.