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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:
Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the President’s newly released FY 2015 Budget Proposal:
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.
Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding his vote on H.R. 3362, the Exchange Information Disclosure Act:
Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding his vote against the $1.1 trillion FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill:
“As I’ve said before, the enormity of our government’s current fiscal situation requires that we make bold and sometimes difficult choices to ensure our country returns to a sustainable fiscal path. I remain 100% committed to making these tough choices and moving us towards a smaller and more efficient government.
Washington—Next week, Chairman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere will convene a hearing examining the successes and the remaining challenges of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the United States seeks to structure future trade agreements. Chairman Salmon released the following statement ahead of the hearing:
ICYMI: Rep. Salmon on Face the Nation
In case you missed it, Rep. Salmon joined CBS's Sunday morning show Face the Nation to talk about unemployment insurance and the fiscal state of the nation.
January 5, 2014 - CBS's Face the Nation
Every day, $1.3 billion in trade flows between the United States and Mexico.
As chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, I convened a hearing last week in Tucson on cross-border trade between the two neighbor countries. We explored what we need to do both in the public and private sectors to improve border infrastructure, logistics and manpower to cultivate our robust trading partnership with Mexico without letting down our guard on border-security efforts.