Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Veterans Issues

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More on Veterans Issues

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the loss of six U.S. Marines in a helicopter crash on May 12, 2015 while serving a military ordered humanitarian assistance mission to the victims of the Nepal earthquake, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) along with Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Congressman Matt Salmon (AZ-05), and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) today introduced The Fallen Hero Family Assistance Act.

Mar 18, 2015 Letter

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The Honorable Charlie Dent
Chairman
Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
HVC-227, the Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Feb 17, 2015 Event

During this event, Veterans will be able to:

Nov 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following statement today in honor of Veterans Day.

“We owe so much to the selfless men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Standing ever-ready to place themselves in harm’s way for our nation’s protection, it is these individuals who ensure our God-given liberties are protected.  Let us honor these courageous souls, and remember their valor and sacrifice today and every day.”

Oct 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following statement upon being notified that U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi’s case has resulted in his release from a Mexican prison.

“I am truly overjoyed to hear the news that our Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi is finally coming home to America.

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.

Jun 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Matt Salmon issued the following statement following confirmation by FBI Director Comey that the Phoenix FBI office has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jun 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following statement on the passage of the Veteran Access to Care Act (H.R. 4810).

“Yesterday, I was appalled to learn that nearly 60,000 veterans have been waiting over three months for appointments at VA hospitals nationwide.  I am deeply concerned that such treatment has been allowed to continue for so long. Our veterans deserve better.

May 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Two days ago, in the wake of the IG report which publicized the appalling news that at the Phoenix VA hospital alone, at least 1,700 of our nation’s veterans were in danger of never receiving medical care, I called on the President to take three immediate steps to resolve this VA scandal. With the resignation of General Shinseki, he has taken that first step.