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Jan 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement in response to a District Court ruling rejecting the President’s assertion that “executive privilege” bars Congress’ access to documents about a Department of Justice program that used government agents as straw-man buyers and procured thousands of weapons for Mexican cartels.

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.

Sep 18, 2015 Letter

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The Honorable Ash Carter
Secretary
Department of Defense
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301

Dear Secretary Carter:

Aug 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement on news that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had released three dangerous illegal aliens into Pinal County, Arizona.

Aug 18, 2015 Letter

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

Secretary Johnson,

On November 7, 2014, I alerted you to a very serious flaw in our current immigration enforcement system that continues to result in senseless tragedies across the nation. In my letter, I highlighted the high recidivism rate of criminal illegal aliens who had been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Jul 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the bill he introduced with Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50), H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act.

Jul 17, 2015 Blog - Arizona's Fifth

This week, I introduced my ninth Shrink our Spending bill, and it’s one that would save you over 360 million dollars.  Did you know the government owns almost a quarter of a million vehicles?

Jul 15, 2015 Fact Sheet

The Background: Grant Ronnebeck was a 21-year-old resident of Mesa, Arizona.  He worked as a clerk at a QuikTrip, and was on duty in the early morning of January 22, 2015.  At roughly 4:00 am, Apolinar Altamirano, a convicted felon and illegal immigrant who was released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on $10,000 bond, entered the store and murdered Grant; shooting him in the face for not moving quickly enough to get him the cigarettes he demanded.