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Feb 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon released the following statement upon hearing of the loss of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

Feb 5, 2016 Blog - Arizona's Fifth

On Tuesday, the House unanimously passed H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act. H.R. 3700 makes a variety of reforms to certain Department of Housing and Urban Development and Rural Housing Services programs in an effort to improve their effectiveness and provide enhanced opportunity for program beneficiaries and organizations to serve individuals. Also on Tuesday, the House passed H.R.

Feb 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today introduced the bicameral Judicial Administration and Improvement Act, a bill to move Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska out of the oversized and overworked 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and into a newly-established 12th Circuit. Currently, the 9th Circuit covers 20 percent of the United States population, containing 13 district courts over nine states, as well as jurisdiction over the territorial courts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Jan 28, 2016 In The News

Gov. Doug Ducey is spearheading a new push to remove Arizona from the overworked and backlogged 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Citing roughly 13,000 pending court cases, nearly three times the next busiest circuit's caseload, Ducey is working with fellow Arizona Republicans U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon on federal legislation that would revisit the idea of restructuring the 9th Circuit so that the state could count on swifter and more efficient judicial service.

Jan 28, 2016 In The News

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is pushing to remove Arizona from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He says the state should move to another circuit or join a newly created one.

The 9th Circuit has been liberal leaning in decisions, and it has an extreme caseload causing a major backlog. Critics of the move say it's motivated by politics, not justice.

The lawmakers behind the move say it is necessary for judicial efficiency, the 9th Circuit has a backlog of cases and Arizonans shouldn't have to wait so long for justice to be served.

Jan 19, 2016 Video

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Jan 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Kildee and Salmon released the following statement announcing their invitation of Amir Hekmati’s sister and brother-in-law to the President’s January 12 State of the Union Address.

“Today marks the 1,596th day of Amir Hekmati’s unjust imprisonment in Iran on charges fabricated out of whole cloth.

Jan 8, 2016 Blog - Arizona's Fifth

On Wednesday, the House passed the Senate amendment to H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, by a vote of 240-181.

Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement in response to President Obama address to the nation about his proposal to amend gun laws through executive order.

“The President doesn’t seem to understand the nature of a democracy, which was made even clearer at today’s address.   The American people, through our elected representatives, make the laws of the nation.  Presidents don’t have the power to singularly change them when it suits their mood.  That’s not a democracy.

Dec 18, 2015 Blog - Arizona's Fifth

This week the House took two very consequential actions and I wanted to briefly cover them.