Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Defense and National Security

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More on Defense and National Security

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.

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,