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America is a land made great by free trade.
Since our inception, trade has been a means for economic prosperity and global influence. Strong trading relationships have made partnerships stronger and provided valuable markets for high quality American goods and services.
Sadly, while the U.S. has a predominantly open market, there are many countries that have enacted trade barriers that keep American made products off their shelves. Free trade agreements are the means to open global trade and create a level playing field for American workers and products.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement upon passage of H. Con. Res. 27, a concurrent resolution establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) introduced the Union Integrity Act, a bill which would give new protections to union employees who report fraudulent activity. Upon introduction, he released the following statement.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) reintroduced the Ozone Regulatory Delay and Extension of Assessment Length (ORDEAL) Act, designed to delay the EPA’s existing timeline to review and revise air standards and quality criteria. The bill would prohibit the EPA from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing a revised standard until 2019 and set future timelines for review at 10 years. Upon introduction of the bill, Rep. Salmon issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing that President Obama had vetoed S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today introduced the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Verify Act, which would require authorized users of SNAP EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) cards to produce photo identification when using their cards. Upon introduction, he released the following statement.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today announced a new bill that would encourage local communities to spend Community Development Block Grant awards responsibly while assisting the federal government with reining in our out-of-control debt.
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.
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.
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: