Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Foreign Affairs

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Feb 27, 2015 Press Release

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.

Feb 25, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Matt Salmon’s Question to Secretary of State John Kerry About the U.S. Policy of Negotiating with Terrorists
As Prepared for Delivery

House Committee on Foreign Affairs
“Advancing U.S. Interests in a Troubled World: The FY 2016 Foreign Affairs Budget”
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

“Mr. Secretary, I want to ask you about the U.S. hostage policy.

Feb 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s proposal for a limited AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force) to combat ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria).

Feb 4, 2015 Letter

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The Honorable John Kerry
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Kerry:

Dec 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement regarding the recent arrest of members of the Turkish media by the Turkish government. 

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.