Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Foreign Affairs

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Jun 29, 2015 Letter

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The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel (NY), the top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Matt Salmon (AZ), Chairman of the Asia Pacific Subcommittee, along with co-Chairmen of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Representatives Joseph Pitts (PA) and James McGovern (MA), today announced that they have introduced a measure calling for meaningful dialogue and a negotiated settlement for the people of Tibet (H.Res.

Jun 25, 2015 Letter

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The Honorable John Kerry
Secretary of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520

Dear Mr. Secretary:

I write today to highlight my concern over the recent hijacking in Mexico of a truck containing 11,500 personalized Border Crossing Cards (BCCs) and to request a full accounting of this incident and the investigation.  

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement following reports of the hijacking of a delivery truck and the theft of American Border Crossing Cards (BCCs) in northern Mexico.

“Border Crossing Cards are valuable documents that show a bona fide, legal right to be present in our nation.  The theft of these important documents could allow criminals to circumvent all of the protections currently in place at our borders. This is deeply disturbing and must be addressed immediately.

Jun 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement on the recent Hong Kong Legislative Council vote on electoral reform.

“Last week, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council voted to defeat the universal suffrage reform proposal package, deeming it as an insufficient solution that inadequately reflects the will of the people to elect their Chief Executive by genuine universal suffrage.

Jun 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2146, the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act.

“Trade Promotion Authority is not a final trade agreement.  It is a bill that sets forth the negotiating process that the United States needs to reach a truly beneficial arrangement with other emerging national economies.

Jun 17, 2015 Press Release

Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement
As Prepared for Delivery

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
 “China’s Rise: The Strategic Impact of Its Economic and Military Growth”
Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement upon House consideration of H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015.

“Last night, I joined with 33 other Republicans to vote against a rule allowing consideration of the Trade Act (commonly called Trade Promotion Authority or TPA) in the House because I felt the procedural process used to bring TPA to the floor was convoluted and deeply flawed.

Jun 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement about the Supreme Court’s ruling in Zivotofsky v. Kerry.

“The Supreme Court’s decision today in Zivotofsky v. Kerry preserves the President’s power of recognition.  However it also highlights yet another failure on the part of this administration’s foreign policy.  The President’s abject refusal to recognize Jerusalem as being under Israel’s jurisdiction denies Israel its capital and Americans the right to have their birthplaces accurately described.”

Jun 6, 2015 In The News

The worldwide promotion of time-tested American values, and the assurance of our own nation's security, must be our principal foreign policy aim.

Pursuing relations with Cuba without first insisting on liberty and human rights for the Cuban people reflects a moral cowardice beneath the values of our great country, thereby damaging our values and our national security. It would be like single-mindedly seeking relations with North Korea.