Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

In The News

Apr 3, 2014 In The News
Our View: House delegation works together, gets start on needed ports staffing increase

Arizona can celebrate a big win along the border. The credit goes to the state's U.S. House delegation. Last month, eight members signed a letter seeking additional Customs' officers at the ports of entry. 

They asked for 500 new officers, which is what Arizona needs. 

They got 170. Well, it's a start. It will help. 

Mar 19, 2014 In The News
SALMON: Taiwan’s blueprint for a diplomatic thaw in the Asia-Pacific

At a recent hearing of the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on America's future in Asia, I noted the efforts of President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan, one of the leaders in the region I most admire, to resolve regional disputes peacefully by exercising restraint.

Mar 14, 2014 In The News
Kerry Says if Climate Action Not Taken, ‘Life on the Earth Could Literally End’

March 13 (BNA) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on March 13 defended his comments last month that put climate change in the top tier of global threats including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, warning the House Foreign Affairs Committee that if action is not taken soon “life on the Earth could literally end.”

Jan 5, 2014 In The News
Rep. Salmon on Face the Nation

ICYMI: Rep. Salmon on Face the Nation

In case you missed it, Rep. Salmon joined CBS's Sunday morning show Face the Nation to talk about unemployment insurance and the fiscal state of the nation.

January 5, 2014 - CBS's Face the Nation

Dec 23, 2013 In The News
Rep. Matt Salmon: Encouraging vibrant ports of entry

Every day, $1.3 billion in trade flows between the United States and Mexico.

Oct 7, 2013 In The News
Dear Mr. President: This shutdown isn’t a game

Our democracy has not always operated smoothly. Our Founding Fathers had fierce debates in Independence Hall before negotiating what would become the Constitution.

Sep 24, 2013 In The News
The Hill: Give competency-based education a chance

What if students earned college credit for what they learn and can do, rather than the amount of time they spend sitting in a classroom seat?

Aug 1, 2013 In The News

Few impulses are more widely shared by the American public than contempt for Congress.

Jun 30, 2013 In The News

You've heard about the bridge to nowhere in Alaska, which raised Americans' ire a few years back. Now there's El Salvador's highway through the middle of nowhere.

Jun 18, 2013 In The News

Republican lawmakers are moving quickly to try and allow states to require proof of citizenship for a voter registration form after the Supreme Court rejected an Arizona law that did just that.