Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon

ARIZONA's 5th DISTRICT

ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Iran nuclear agreement is a dangerous mistake

2015/07/25

President Obama has hailed the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations a "good deal" for America. Optimists label it a gamble. Realists call it what it is, a dangerous mistake.

We’re realists, and the evidence for our position is clear.

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Requiring Our Laws be Enforced and Cutting a $4.2M Slush Fund

2015/07/24

This week’s Shrink our Spending bill took aim a United Nations slush fund that draws over $4 million per year from the United States.  The United Nations Democracy Fund is administered by international apparatchiks with no oversight and no accountability for how their budget is spent.  Since its creation, the Executive Head of the Democracy Fund has defined the core objectives of the office as developing and supporting grants and assistance programs, submitt

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Rep. Salmon Introduces Tenth Shrink Our Spending Bill; Cuts Funding to U.N. Democracy Fund—Saves $4.2 Million

2015/07/24

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the tenth bill in his Shrink our Spending Initiative, focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to cut federal funding for the United Nations Democracy Fund, Salmon released the following statement:

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SOS #10 - U.N. Democracy Fund

2015/07/24

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the tenth bill in his Shrink our Spending Initiative, focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to cut federal funding for the United Nations Democracy Fund, Salmon released the following statement:

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Rep. Salmon Statement on Passage of Bill to Defund “Sanctuary Cities”

2015/07/23

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the bill he introduced with Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50), H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act.

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Opening Statement - America’s Role in Ensuring Stability and Security in the South China Sea

2015/07/23

Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement
As Prepared for Delivery

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittees on Asia and the Pacific
America’s Role in Ensuring Stability and Security in the South China Sea
Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 2:00 pm

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Subcommittee Chairman Matt Salmon Statement on the Adoption of Controversial Cambodia NGO Law

2015/07/22

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement on the recent passage of a controversial NGO law in Cambodia.

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Over a Billion Dollars in New Cars Every Year

2015/07/17

This week, I introduced my ninth Shrink our Spending bill, and it’s one that would save you over 360 million dollars.  Did you know the government owns almost a quarter of a million vehicles?

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Get the Facts on Kate's Law

2015/07/17

The Background: Kate Steinle was a 32- year-old resident of California.  She was walking with her father along Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district of San Francisco on July 1, 2015 when Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, an illegal alien deported five times and with seven felony convictions, shot and killed her. 

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Rep. Salmon Introduces Ninth Shrink Our Spending Bill to Save $362 Million

2015/07/16

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the Ninth Shrink our Spending Initiative bill focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to cut federal funding for government vehicle purchases, Salmon released the following statement:

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Rep. Salmon Speaks Out Against Sanctuary Cities on the House Floor

2015-07-27 15:26:39


Rep. Salmon Joins the Wilcow Majority to talk about #KatesLaw and #GrantsLaw

2015-07-22 20:15:17


Rep. Salmon Joins CNN Newsroom to Discuss the President's Iran Deal

2015-07-15 17:59:22


Rep. Salmon Joins the O'Reilly Factor to Discuss Grant's Law and Kate's Law

2015-07-09 15:39:24


Rep. Salmon Joins Lou Dobbs Tonight to Discuss Grant's Law

2015-07-07 22:11:37


Matt Salmon Joins 12 News to Talk about the Fallen Heroes Assistance Act

2015-07-07 16:32:46


Fox 10 Covers Rep. Salmon's Introduction of Grant's Law

2015-07-01 16:05:25


12 News Covers Rep. Salmon's Introduction of Grant's Law

2015-07-01 16:05:25


Telemundo Covers Rep. Salmon's Introduction of Grant's Law

2015-07-01 16:05:23


CBS 5 Covers Rep. Salmon's Introduction of Grant's Law

2015-07-01 16:05:14


ABC15 Covers Rep. Salmon's Introduction of Grant's Law

2015-07-01 16:05:14


ABC15 Covers Rep. Salmon's Introduction of Grant's Law

2015-07-01 16:05:13


TV3 Covers Rep. Salmon's Introduction of Grant's Law

2015-07-01 16:05:07


Rep. Salmon Discusses Arizona Border Tunnel with Sean Hannity

2015-05-01 15:16:54


CBS 5 Highlights Congressman Salmon's Target Cancer Initiative

2015-03-24 15:25:25


Rep. Salmon Joins the Mike Broomhead Show on KFYI.

2015-03-09 19:25:23


Rep. Salmon Questions State Department Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland on the Ukraine

2015-03-04 20:10:28


Rep. Salmon Speaks on the Floor in Defense of the Constitution

2015-03-03 19:53:55


Rep. Salmon Discusses Prime Minister Netanyahu's Address to Congress on MSNBC's Morning Joe

2015-03-03 13:10:01


Rep. Salmon Asks House Budget Committee to Target Cancer in FY2016 Budget

2015-03-02 13:42:04


Contact Information

2349 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2635
Fax 202-226-4386
salmon.house.gov/

Matt Salmon was elected to the United States Congress on November 6, 2012 to represent the people of Arizona’s 5th Congressional District. Matt was appointed by his peers to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He also serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Matt attended public school in Mesa, Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and an MPA from Brigham Young University.

After completing his education, Matt spent thirteen years in the telecommunications industry in Arizona. In his early career, Matt learned invaluable lessons regarding the effect of government regulation on private enterprise. With the ever increasing expansion of government and burdensome tax rates on American citizens and small businesses, Matt was called to begin a life of public service.

In 1990, Matt was elected to the Arizona State Senate, where he served from 1991 until 1995. During this time, he served as Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Rules Committee.

In 1994, Matt was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served three terms. As the only Member of Congress fluent in Mandarin, along with his position on the International Relations Committee, Matt led multiple U.S. delegations to China, one of which secured the release of political prisoner Song Yongyi. During his service, Matt was named a “Watchdog of the Treasury” for six consecutive years and earned the “Taxpayer Hero” award from Citizens Against Government Waste. In 2000, Matt remained faithful to a self-imposed term limit pledge and retired his seat.

After the passage of the Affordable Healthcare Act and the expansion of government regulation during an economic crisis, Matt again answered the call to serve. In 2012, Arizona reelected him to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Matt wants to ensure the voices of all Arizonans are heard and looks forward to advancing pro-business policies, cutting government waste and balancing the federal budget once again.

Matt has spent the last 34 years happily married to his best friend, Nancy. They are the proud parents of four children and the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.


Serving With

Martha McSally

ARIZONA's 2nd DISTRICT

Paul Gosar

ARIZONA's 4th DISTRICT

David Schweikert

ARIZONA's 6th DISTRICT

Trent Franks

ARIZONA's 8th DISTRICT

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