Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

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Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement at the completion of the Border Crisis Working Group’s assessment of the humanitarian situation at our southern border and the release of their recommendations to Congress:

Jul 15, 2014 In The News

House GOP leaders on Tuesday said they will insist that changes to a human trafficking law be included in any legislation responding to the wave of child immigrants crossing the border.

Republicans have blamed the influx of children at the border on the 2008 law, which they say has served as an incentive for people to enter the United States. The law allows minors entering the country from Central America, but not Mexico, to request asylum hearings.

Jul 12, 2014 In The News

A Tea Party lawmaker says his bill to deal with the border crisis is attracting a slew of Republican support.

Shortly before heading down to Central America on Friday, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) spoke with The Hill about his legislation, the "Expedited Family Reunification Act," that would alter a 2008 human trafficking law that has played a major role in the ongoing migrant surge along the U.S. southern border. 

Salmon noted that he introduced the bill on Thursday, and was able to gather a number of co-sponsors during floor votes on Friday morning. 

Jul 11, 2014 In The News

A bill that would cut the red tape in deporting illegal immigrant children who have been sneaking across the U.S. Mexico border by the thousands is being fast-tracked by U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona.

Salmon told "The Steve Malzberg Show'' on Newsmax TV that a 2008 human-trafficking law requires unaccompanied minors who illegally enter the United States to have a court hearing, but those hearings can take three to five years.

Jul 10, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON—Senior Senate Democrats are expressing concern that President Barack Obama's plans to speed up deportation of thousands of children crossing the southern border could hamper a careful review of the migrants' cases and potentially return them to danger back home.

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) introduced H.R. 5053, the Expedited Family Reunification Act, which will help the thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children detained by Customs and Border Protection agents after illegally immigrating to the United States be returned to their families in their country of origin.  Upon introduction of the legislation, Rep. Salmon issued the following statement:

Jul 10, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “I don’t how to say it, being a guy who doesn’t curse a lot,” Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon responded when asked about President Obama’s $3.7 billion supplemental emergency request to deal with the ongoing crisis at the border.

“It’s like so many of the things he does: spend first, ask questions later,” Salmon continued Thursday, in an interview with Breitbart News.

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced his ninth bill in a series of proposals to cut wasteful and duplicative federal spending.  After introduction of the latest bill, which would eliminate U.S. funding for the United Nations Democracy Fund, Salmon released the following statement:

Jun 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Speaker John Boehner appointed Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) to a working group designed to advise Congress on how to best address humanitarian and security needs at the United States border.  Upon appointment to the group, Rep. Salmon issued the following statement:

Jun 4, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s recent negotiations with the Taliban, which resulted in the release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and five, high-level terrorists.