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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.
At a recent hearing of the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on America's future in Asia, I noted the efforts of President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan, one of the leaders in the region I most admire, to resolve regional disputes peacefully by exercising restraint.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere issued the following statement regarding the announcements of U.S. and E.U. sanctions on Russian entities that are aiding military aggression against Ukrainian sovereignty:
March 13 (BNA) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on March 13 defended his comments last month that put climate change in the top tier of global threats including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, warning the House Foreign Affairs Committee that if action is not taken soon “life on the Earth could literally end.”
House Foreign Affairs Committee
March 13, 2014
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“Mr. Secretary, as you know, I have the honor to serve as the Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee. I am deeply troubled by the lack of clear vision and strategy in the region. Don't get me wrong, you have many skilled diplomats operating throughout the region, but I fear this lack of a coherent strategy and appropriate engagement comes from the top.
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the loan guarantee package to Ukraine.
Washington—Today, Chairman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs released the following statement on the majority staff committee report on the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks at the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya:
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—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:
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.