Press Releases

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release
Protects Public Housing Funds from those Ineligible for the Program

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) introduced the fourth bill in his 2016 Shrink our Spending Initiative to highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of the latest bill, to eliminate fraud from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) public housing programs, Rep. Salmon released the following statement:

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release
Cites Widespread SAT Fraud Reported in International Testing

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement after sending a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson about recent reports of widespread fraud by international students taking the SAT, and the effects of this fraud on the U.S. student visa system.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release
Message is clear: #GetAWarrant

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement applauding the unanimous passage of H.R. 699, the Email Privacy Act.

Apr 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) introduced the third bill in his newly-reintroduced Shrink our Spending Initiative to highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of the latest bill, to eliminate funding for further National Science Foundation (NSF) studies on politically-induced stress, Rep.

Apr 21, 2016 Press Release
Financial Literacy Bill Would Help College Students Borrow Responsibly

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement announcing the Financial Literacy for Financial Aid Act, a bill which would improve the Department of Education’s entrance counseling requirements, as well as the information provided to students, before they take on student loan debt.

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Apr 20, 2016 Press Release
28th Amendment Will Prohibit Congress from Exempting Itself from Legislation

Washington, D.C. — As part of their effort to bring accountability to Capitol Hill, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today reintroduced a constitutional amendment prohibiting Congress from making any law that exempts Members of Congress from its implementation.

Apr 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement announcing the Individual Refund Security (IRS) act to amend the procedure for using prepaid debit cards as a method of income tax refund to reduce the fraudulent use of those cards to perpetrate identify and refund theft.

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Apr 14, 2016 Press Release
Closes Loophole that Allows Federal Employees Suspended for Misbehavior to Receive Years of Paid Time Off

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced his second bill in his newly-reintroduced Shrink our Spending Initiative that will highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate the frivolous use of paid “administrative leave” for federal workers accused of misconduct, Rep.

Mar 31, 2016 Press Release
Cites Chicago Tribune Report Showing $21 Billion in Likely Fraud

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today announced a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen inquiring about the IRS’s use of prepaid debit cards as a method of income tax refund fraud and the connection between those cards and identify theft.

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Mar 24, 2016 Press Release
First Bill Defunds Executive Branch Training on How to Answer Congressional Questions

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today announced the relaunch of his well-known and successful Shrink our Spending (SOS) initiative to highlight and cut wasteful and duplicative programs in the federal government.  In early 2014, Rep.

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