Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Defense and National Security

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More on Defense and National Security

Apr 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement outlining why he voted no on H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act, and H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act.

Apr 24, 2015 Letter

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The Honorable Jeh Johnson       
Secretary
Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C.  20528

Secretary Johnson,

Recently, Arizona’s largest cross-border smuggling tunnel was discovered in Naco, AZ. According to news reports, this tunnel is one of the more highly sophisticated smuggling tunnels, replete with hydraulics, ventilation, and lighting systems.

Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement upon hearing word that a framework agreement was reached addressing Iran’s nuclear program.

“Since these discussions were first started, I have maintained that the idea of openly engaging Iran with negotiations that will, in any way, allow them to develop their nuclear program are useless.  From early reports, that is exactly what we’ve learned of today.

Mar 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) today introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, respectively, the Arizona Borderlands Protection and Preservation Act, legislation that would enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel to gain full access to federal lands on the Southwest border of Arizona for border security activities, including routine patrols and surveillance.

Feb 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted unanimously to pass H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2015.

Feb 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement on the latest developments to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

“The American people are crying out against the unlawful actions of the President.  In response, the House has worked the will of the people by defunding these actions while fully funding the Department of Homeland Security.  Unfortunately, in a confounding show of dysfunction, Senate Democrats refuse to even allow consideration of that bill.

Feb 6, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement in response to the reported death of Kayla Mueller, an Arizonan held captive of ISIS for 2 years:

Feb 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today addressed the administration’s callous disregard for the law and the effects these policies are having on law-abiding citizens in the below Dear Colleague.  After distributing the letter to all members of Congress, Rep. Salmon released the following statement:

“The fruit of this administration’s unconstitutional actions were on full display two weeks ago, when a law-abiding 21-year old store clerk was senselessly murdered by a convicted criminal who was in our nation illegally.

Jan 16, 2015 Blog

This was only the House’s second week in session, but we’ve started with a bang.  On Monday, I announced a Joint Resolution (H. J.

Jan 15, 2015 Press Release

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.