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The House returned to Washington this week and took an important vote to get our economy back on track by creating thousands of jobs all across the country. Earlier today, we passed H.R. 5682 to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. The bill specifically authorizes the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline and passed by a vote of 252-161.
Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) introduced 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 2018 and set future timelines for review at 10 years. Upon introduction of the bill, Rep. Salmon issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced his fourth in a series of bills that will be introduced over the next few months to highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs government-wide. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science and Technology Account, Salmon released the following statement:
Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the State Department’s final environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline:
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 after the U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit Court issued a decision that strikes down part of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) and Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) launched the Congressional Algae Caucus, an effort to provide a forum for Members of Congress and their staffs to learn about and interact with the nascent algae industry.
Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following open letter regarding President Obama’s trip to Arizona:
Dear President Obama,
Welcome to Arizona. Like so many other states, our citizens have endured high unemployment, rising energy prices and a struggling economy. Hardworking Arizonans are finding it more difficult to provide for their families, find good-paying jobs, help pay for their children’s college or save for retirement. Sadly, achieving the American Dream has become less likely for most Arizonans.
Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding his vote on a few key bills that passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week aimed at reducing federal government intrusion into the lives of Arizonans.
Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released on the following statement urging President Obama to approve the Keystone Pipeline as soon as possible.