Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

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Jan 30, 2015 Blog

This past week I held my first Tele-town Hall.  Making sure I fully understand my constituents’ views is the most important part of my job. I wanted to address some concerns and make sure I understood your positions on the issues before Congress.

Jan 26, 2015 Press Release

House Freedom Caucus

Washington, DC Members of the House Republican Conference have formed the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) to advance an agenda of limited, constitutional government in Congress. The HFC has adopted the following mission statement:

Jan 23, 2015 Blog

The biggest event of the week was the Joint Session of Congress that the House hosted, where the President gave his annual State of the Union Address.  I recorded a quick video response to let you know my thoughts on the policies he outlined.  Watch the

Jan 16, 2015 Blog

This was only the House’s second week in session, but we’ve started with a bang.  On Monday, I announced a Joint Resolution (H. J.

Jan 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today announced H.R. 283, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 and released the following statement.

Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today voted in favor of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015, and released the following statement.

Jan 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) recently introduced a Constitutional amendment that would impose universal term limits on both houses of Congress. Salmon was first elected to Congress in 1994 and served through 2000 when he stepped down to honor his personal three-term pledge to his constituents. Today, Rep.

Jan 9, 2015 Blog

This week, the 114th Congress officially convened, and I was humbled to once again take the Oath of Office to serve as a member of the 114th U.S.

Jan 7, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to visit the U.S.-Mexico border during his scheduled visit to Phoenix on Thursday to understand the immigration crisis his policies are causing.  Rep. Salmon released the following statement.

Jan 6, 2015 Letter

Click here to download the full letter and view all signatories

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500


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.

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.

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.