Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

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Mar 27, 2015 Blog

This week the House took action to establish a budget for the United States.  Such an action shouldn’t be cause for celebration, but with the Senate’s refusal to take up spending bills over the last 6 years, the fact that we are once again being responsible with our nation’s finances is suddenly noteworthy.

Mar 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing that the U.S. Government will charge Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.

Mar 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement upon passage of H. Con. Res. 27, a concurrent resolution establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

Mar 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, released the following statement today on the passing of Lee Kuan Yew.

Mar 20, 2015 Blog

This week the House addressed the need for sunlight and transparency in the federal rulemaking process.  In order to create high-quality rules, federal agencies must be required to use data that is publicly available. Moreover, those interpreting that data must be vetted and qualified before assuming their post.

Mar 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) introduced the Union Integrity Act, a bill which would give new protections to union employees who report fraudulent activity.  Upon introduction, he released the following statement.


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.