Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) reintroduced the Ozone Regulatory Delay and Extension of Assessment Length (ORDEAL) Act, designed to delay the EPA’s existing timeline to review and revise air standards and quality criteria. The bill would prohibit the EPA from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing a revised standard until 2019 and set future timelines for review at 10 years. Upon introduction of the bill, Rep. Salmon issued the following statement:Read More
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing reports of arms smuggling between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Cuba.
“Any use Cuba has for undocumented arms shipments should concern the United States very much. We must remember that Cuba has been listed as a state sponsor of terrorism since the early 1980s for their connections to communist separatists and rebels throughout Central and South America.Read More
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a Joint Session of the United States Congress on the threat a nuclear Iran poses to Israel.
“The first time I heard Prime Minister Netanyahu address a Joint Session of Congress was in 1996. I was fortunate to again see that same truthful and candid leader address Congress today. His conservative ideology, on both domestic and foreign policy, is a breath of fresh air.Read More
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after the House voted to approve H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.
“Today, the House voted on a bill to fund our Department of Homeland Security. In doing so, it also voted to fund an unconstitutional action: the President’s edicts on immigration. My constituents have called, they have visited, and they have written letters all asking and urging me to take action. I’ve been doing just that.Read More
This week was marred by the Senate’s continued refusal to pass a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS would have experienced a lapse in funding on the midnight of February 28th without a new bill appropriating funding for their operations.Read More
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted unanimously to pass H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2015.Read More
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve one week of short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security.Read More
Rep. Matt Salmon’s Question to Secretary of State John Kerry About the U.S. Policy of Negotiating with Terrorists
As Prepared for Delivery
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
“Advancing U.S. Interests in a Troubled World: The FY 2016 Foreign Affairs Budget”
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
“Mr. Secretary, I want to ask you about the U.S. hostage policy.Read More
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing that President Obama had vetoed S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.Read More
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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.
Today I introduced the ORDEAL Act, which would slow down the most expensive regulation in American history. https://t.co/mL3sxsF3jm
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Had the opportunity to question Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland at today's House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on the ongoing crisis
Today I introduced the Ozone Regulatory Delay and Extension of Assessment Length (ORDEAL) Act. This bill would slow down the most expensive
Convening a Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific hearing shortly to investigate The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its potential to expand
Today, The Supreme Court of the United States, will hear arguments in King v. Burwell. This is the latest legal battle against the executive
What the House is considering today: H.R. 749, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015, a bill to reauthorize Federal support for