Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Foreign Affairs

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Dec 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement after receiving word that Alan Gross was released from Cuba.

“Like all Americans, I welcome the news of Alan Gross’ release from his inhumane and improper imprisonment in a Cuban jail.  After more than 5 long years, I am thrilled that he is home where he can reunite with his family and get the care he needs.

Dec 16, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement after receiving word that he had been appointed to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

Dec 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after the House voted yesterday to authorize sanctions against Venezuela for crushing peaceful opposition and protests with violence and oppression.

Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of American Alan Gross’ imprisonment in a Cuban prison.

Today marks the fifth year that U. S. citizen and federal contractor Alan Gross has been unjustly imprisoned in appalling conditions by the authoritarian Cuban regime.  Not only has Mr. Gross’ health been rapidly deteriorating, but his continued detention is a blatant attempt to manipulate the Obama administration into yet another disgraceful prisoner exchange.

Nov 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following response to President Obama’s unilateral immigration actions.

“Tonight, President Obama announced to America that he would disregard both our Constitution and the will of the American people.

“The American people resoundingly rejected the President's policies on the ballot just a few short weeks ago, and it is the American people who are sick and tired of a President who continues to unilaterally change our laws through executive orders and govern as if he is a monarch.

Nov 18, 2014 Speech

Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement
As Prepared for Delivery

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
“Unaccompanied Alien Children:  Pressing the Administration for a Strategy”
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Oct 31, 2014 In The News

Mexican authorities are questioning nine police officers in connection with the murders of three American siblings from Texas and one Mexican, a case that has prompted U.S. congressmen to call for a thorough investigation.

Oct 16, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement upon hearing news that Venezuela had been elected as a member of the United Nations Security Council.

“Today’s election of Venezuela as a non-permanent member to the United Nations Security Council representing GRULAC (the Latin America and Caribbean Group) is a terrible blow to the region’s commitment to human rights and democracy.

Oct 1, 2014 Press Release

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
“Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi: Our Marine in Mexican Custody”
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sep 30, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing TOMORROW to examine the plight of U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi.  The hearing is entitled, “Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi: Our Marine in Mexican Custody” and will begin at 10 am ET.