Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Defense and National Security

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More on Defense and National Security

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.

Jan 15, 2015 In The News

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.

Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

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.

Jan 7, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to visit the U.S.-Mexico border during his scheduled visit to Phoenix on Thursday to understand the immigration crisis his policies are causing.  Rep. Salmon released the following statement.

Jan 6, 2015 Letter

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The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Obama,

Nov 20, 2014 Press Release

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.

Nov 18, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) convened a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere entitled “Unaccompanied Alien Children: Pressing the Administration for a Strategy.”  He released the following statement on the hearing.

Nov 18, 2014 Speech

Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement
As Prepared for Delivery

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
“Unaccompanied Alien Children:  Pressing the Administration for a Strategy”
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nov 13, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today sent a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers and Ranking Member Nita Lowey asking them to prohibit funding President Obama’s intentions to unlawfully distribute work permits and green cards for illegal immigrants currently in the United States.