Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

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Mar 6, 2015 Blog

This week the House voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of this fiscal year.  While many have applauded this vote, I feel it has endangered our Constitution—subjugating the powers of Congress to an out-of-control executive intent on placing fiat over duly enacted legislation.  During the debate,

Mar 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement following news that American Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul.

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Mar 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) reintroduced the Ozone Regulatory Delay and Extension of Assessment Length (ORDEAL) Act, designed to delay the EPA’s existing timeline to review and revise air standards and quality criteria.

Mar 4, 2015 Video

--OPENING STATEMENT AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY--

I want to thank the witnesses for participating in what promises to be a lively hearing, I look forward to hearing from you about our trade opportunities in Asia. And I want to thank Ranking Member Sherman, we approach trade quite differently, but I'm looking forward to having this debate with you.

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Mar 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing reports of arms smuggling between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Cuba.

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Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after the House voted to approve H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a Joint Session of the United States Congress on the threat a nuclear Iran poses to Israel.

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Feb 28, 2015 Blog

This week was marred by the Senate’s continued refusal to pass a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  DHS would have experienced a lapse in funding on the midnight of February 28th without a new bill appropriating funding for their operations.

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In The News

Jan 15, 2015 In The News

The Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday to block funding for President Barack Obama's efforts to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, signaling that the GOP doesn't plan to soften its stance on immigration.

Oct 31, 2014 In The News

Mexican authorities are questioning nine police officers in connection with the murders of three American siblings from Texas and one Mexican, a case that has prompted U.S. congressmen to call for a thorough investigation.

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Sep 19, 2014 In The News

Muslim community leaders are worried that some elected officials in Arizona and across the country are stoking a rise in Islamophobia in the wake of recent beheadings and other terrorist acts by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant group.

Sep 17, 2014 In The News

Can No Labels influence the 2016 election?

Aug 6, 2014 In The News

Education has changed drastically over the years.

Through various regulations and requirements, we've allowed our education system to become stagnant. Far from being the gateway to success it once was, much of today's higher education system treats students as commodities to be processed through an assembly line.

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Jul 28, 2014 In The News

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would prohibit federal funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Salmon said the independent agency did not deserve federal funding for what he called "frivolous" projects.

Jul 26, 2014 In The News

Those thousands of Central American kids crossing the border actually represent a small part of a huge problem, one that Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon has been trying to get Washington to face, without much luck.

Now, at least, Congress and the president are looking in that direction.

But is it just a passing glance?

Jul 25, 2014 In The News

As a Member of Congress from a state on our southern border, I see firsthand the realities of illegal immigration. In fact, much of the recent public outcry originated from busloads of illegal immigrants dumped in Arizona a few short months ago.

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.

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.

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Videos

Mar 4, 2015 Video

--OPENING STATEMENT AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY--

I want to thank the witnesses for participating in what promises to be a lively hearing, I look forward to hearing from you about our trade opportunities in Asia. And I want to thank Ranking Member Sherman, we approach trade quite differently, but I'm looking forward to having this debate with you.

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