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Apr 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement announcing the Financial Literacy for Financial Aid Act, a bill which would improve the Department of Education’s entrance counseling requirements, as well as the information provided to students, before they take on student loan debt.

Mar 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after introducing the Pell for Performance Act.

“The American people are extremely generous when it comes to education funding.  However, the sad truth is that even after six years, many students don’t complete their degree program.  The result of this is essentially a squandered investment, with the U.S. taxpayer on the hook for billions of dollars in financial aid grants given to students who never earned a degree.  This has to stop.

Nov 30, 2015 In The News

Nothing is more important to the future of our society — or more critical to fulfilling our national commitment to equal opportunity — than the care and upbringing of the next generation. This is not a concern that cuts along partisan lines. Both sides of the ideological divide endeavor to craft public policies aimed at strengthening families, supporting parents and giving every child a fair shot at the American Dream.

But how exactly we do that is a subject of serious disagreement between the left and the right.

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressmen Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Pete Sessions (TX-32) introduced the Safe Campus Act to address a growing number of issues related to sexual assaults on college campuses.

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.

“Today I voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, because we all know that No Child Left Behind was an unmitigated failure that brought us Common Core, high-stakes testing, and mediocre performance among the student groups it claimed to help.

Jun 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20) introduced the Assuring Quality Outcomes in Higher Education Act, which would require the Department of Education to conduct an impact analysis on any income- or employment-based measures of quality in higher education before promulgating regulations.  Upon introduction, they released the following statement.

Oct 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) issued the following statement in response to the new gainful employment regulations the Obama Administration released yesterday.

Aug 6, 2014 In The News

Education has changed drastically over the years.

Through various regulations and requirements, we've allowed our education system to become stagnant. Far from being the gateway to success it once was, much of today's higher education system treats students as commodities to be processed through an assembly line.

While they were once faced with limitless possibilities, today's graduates receive a crushing burden of debt with their diploma that meets or exceeds the cost of a mortgage in many cities.

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3136, the Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act, sponsored by Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Jared Polis (CO-02), by a vote of 414-0. The bill would increase access and affordability in higher education by allowing institutions the flexibility to provide a degree that is based on a student’s knowledge and skills instead of seat time.