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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing that the U.S. Government will charge Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.
“When word first broke that the U.S. Government had not only negotiated with terrorists, but agreed to trade five high-ranking Taliban militants for his release, I was outraged. The singular effect of this ghastly exchange was to put American lives around the world at greater risk.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, released the following statement today on the passing of Lee Kuan Yew.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement following news that American Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul.
“I am deeply concerned about the attack on our Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, and I condemn such acts of violence targeted at American diplomats abroad. I am relieved to hear that he is recovering from his injuries and in good spirits. I wish him a speedy recovery.
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I want to thank the witnesses for participating in what promises to be a lively hearing, I look forward to hearing from you about our trade opportunities in Asia. And I want to thank Ranking Member Sherman, we approach trade quite differently, but I'm looking forward to having this debate with you.
CHAIRMAN REP. ROYCE: “We go now to Mr. Matt Salmon of Arizona, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia.”
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing reports of arms smuggling between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Cuba.
“Any use Cuba has for undocumented arms shipments should concern the United States very much. We must remember that Cuba has been listed as a state sponsor of terrorism since the early 1980s for their connections to communist separatists and rebels throughout Central and South America.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a Joint Session of the United States Congress on the threat a nuclear Iran poses to Israel.
“The first time I heard Prime Minister Netanyahu address a Joint Session of Congress was in 1996. I was fortunate to again see that same truthful and candid leader address Congress today. His conservative ideology, on both domestic and foreign policy, is a breath of fresh air.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted unanimously to pass H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2015.