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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.
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?
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.
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.
A Tea Party lawmaker says his bill to deal with the border crisis is attracting a slew of Republican support.
A bill that would cut the red tape in deporting illegal immigrant children who have been sneaking across the U.S. Mexico border by the thousands is being fast-tracked by U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona.
WASHINGTON—Senior Senate Democrats are expressing concern that President Barack Obama's plans to speed up deportation of thousands of children crossing the southern border could hamper a careful review of the migrants' cases and potentially return them to danger back home.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — “I don’t how to say it, being a guy who doesn’t curse a lot,” Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon responded when asked about President Obama’s $3.7 billion supplemental emergency request to deal with the ongoing crisis at the border.
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.
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.