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Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
“Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi: Our Marine in Mexican Custody”
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding the preliminary report released by the VA Inspector General.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement about U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s announcement regarding the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) leadership:
Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) offered a bipartisan amendment to H.R. 4486, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015 to address the revelations of multiple problems plaguing veterans’ hospitals in Arizona and across America. They released the following statements after offering their amendment:
Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the introduction of legislation that would fund the Department of Veterans at Fiscal Year 2013 levels until January1, 2015 or until an appropriation bill is signed into law:
"House Republicans rightly acted four times to avoid a government shutdown and protect Americans from the harmful effects of Obamacare. While Senator Harry Reid continues to refuse to come to the table, this bill makes sure our veterans are taken care of while Congress works to hammer out a final bill.
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding the launching of his District Issue Advisory Committees: