Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon


Listening to You


This past week I held my first Tele-town Hall.  Making sure I fully understand my constituents’ views is the most important part of my job. I wanted to address some concerns and make sure I understood your positions on the issues before Congress.

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HFC: House Republicans Form House Freedom Caucus


House Freedom Caucus

Washington, DC Members of the House Republican Conference have formed the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) to advance an agenda of limited, constitutional government in Congress. The HFC has adopted the following mission statement:

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The State of Our Union


The biggest event of the week was the Joint Session of Congress that the House hosted, where the President gave his annual State of the Union Address.  I recorded a quick video response to let you know my thoughts on the policies he outlined.  Watch the video below.

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My Efforts to Stop the President’s Illegal Actions and More…


This was only the House’s second week in session, but we’ve started with a bang.  On Monday, I announced a Joint Resolution (H. J.

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Rep. Salmon Introduces Legislation to Protect Privacy Online


Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today announced H.R. 283, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 and released the following statement.

“The Founding Fathers learned first-hand the cost of unchecked power.  That experience, gained the hard way, offered them critical insights into how a government for and by the people ought to conduct itself.

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AZ CENTRAL: House GOP rebukes Obama on immigration


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.

Critics said Wednesday's legislation, which faces long odds in the Senate, would sow fear among undocumented immigrants and complicate any hope for comprehensive reform before the 2016 presidential election.

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Rep. Salmon Votes to Fund Department of Homeland Security and Defund President’s Illegal Actions


Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today voted in favor of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015, and released the following statement.

“Underscoring our system of government is the idea that the Rule of Law is supreme.  The President violated that premise when he tried to rewrite our immigration laws and ‘legalize’ millions of illegal immigrants in violation of the will of the people.

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Salmon Re-Introduces Measure to Universally Limit Congressional Terms


Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) recently introduced a Constitutional amendment that would impose universal term limits on both houses of Congress. Salmon was first elected to Congress in 1994 and served through 2000 when he stepped down to honor his personal three-term pledge to his constituents. Today, Rep. Salmon released the following statement regarding his resolution:

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My Oath to You


This week, the 114th Congress officially convened, and I was humbled to once again take the Oath of Office to serve as a member of the 114th U.S.

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Rep. Salmon Sends Letter Urging President Obama to Visit the U.S.-Mexico Border While in Phoenix


Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to visit the U.S.-Mexico border during his scheduled visit to Phoenix on Thursday to understand the immigration crisis his policies are causing.  Rep. Salmon released the following statement.

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2635
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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.

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Paul Gosar


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