Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Defense and National Security

For more information concerning my work and views on the issues of Defense and National Security, please contact me.

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Thank you.

More on Defense and National Security

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.

Apr 3, 2014
In The News

Arizona can celebrate a big win along the border. The credit goes to the state's U.S. House delegation. Last month, eight members signed a letter seeking additional Customs' officers at the ports of entry. 

They asked for 500 new officers, which is what Arizona needs. 

They got 170. Well, it's a start. It will help. 

Federal improvements to the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales produced a vastly expanded facility that has to be properly staffed to be useful. Closed lanes and limited operating hours don't cut it. 

Mar 17, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere issued the following statement regarding the announcements of U.S. and E.U. sanctions on Russian entities that are aiding military aggression against Ukrainian sovereignty: 

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).

Mar 6, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the loan guarantee package to Ukraine.

Mar 5, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding his letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson requesting that an additional 500 Customs officers be assigned to the Arizona ports of entry:

Feb 7, 2014
Press Release

Washington—Today, Chairman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs released the following statement on the majority staff committee report on the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks at the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya: 

Feb 4, 2014
Press Release

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding his service academy nominations:

“As the U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, I have the most gratifying privilege and responsibility of nominating a limited number of the finest young men and women in my district to the various service academies. It is with great joy that I announce this year’s nominees. I wish them the best in their educational endeavors and thank them for their desire to serve our country.”

Jan 31, 2014
Press Release

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the State Department’s final environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline:

Jan 28, 2014
Press Release

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union Address:

“The President is our nation’s elected leader and has the privilege and responsibility to set the tone for our nation. Unfortunately, this cannot happen with a President who remains tone-deaf and unwilling to listen to the American people.

“We learned last week that President Obama believes he can lead our nation with only a pen and a phone.