Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon

ARIZONA's 5th DISTRICT

Rep. Salmon Introduces Fourth Shrink Our Spending Bill

2016/04/28

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:

“The most vulnerable Americans suffer when programs designed to ensure a basic safety net are abused by freeloaders intent on mooching from the public treasury.  Instead of helping families in need, over 104 million dollars was spent on 25,000 families who don’t qualify for free or reduced-cost housing.  This selfishness and lack of respect for those truly suffering must end by ensuring that HUD does its job protecting the vulnerable instead of doling out money to ineligible individuals in a misguided quest to advance extreme left-wing social policies.”

Background: According to the HUD Inspector General report in July 2015, more than 25,000 families received subsidized public housing assistance despite exceeding maximum income thresholds. HUD IG found $104.4 million went to families not qualified for aid instead of those families actually in need. Meanwhile, HUD disagrees, stating that evicting over-income tenants would work against HUD’s objectives to “deconcentrate poverty in public housing developments.”

Background on Rep. Salmon’s SOS Initiative:

In 2014, Rep. Salmon began a program to identify and cut wasteful spending government-wide, because he knew every federal department, office, and agency has wasteful spending within their budgets.  The program was called the “Shrink Our Spending” Initiative and aimed at finding $ 1.5 billion in wasteful spending.  In 2015, the initiative identified and cut over $3 billion in government waste.

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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Letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson about Protecting the Integrity of the Student Visa System

2016/04/27

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The Honorable Jeh Johnson
Secretary of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Nebraska Avenue Complex
3801 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20528

Dear Secretary Johnson:

I was greatly disturbed by recent news reports regarding The College Board’s passive approach to preventing and addressing cheating on the SAT test abroad. Last month, Reuters published two articles on the widespread practice of strategic cheating on the SAT by test preparation centers in Asia. These preparation companies use a variety of methods to fraudulently obtain and share individual test questions, answers, or even entire tests. Even so, the College Board has pushed forward with administering the test even when it was known that tests had been compromised.

As many institutions of higher education continue to use the SAT and other standardized tests as part of their admissions criteria, I am concerned that under-qualified students are being admitted to U.S. schools under false pretenses.

As you know, any institution desiring to admit foreign students must be certified under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which allows the institution to issue Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status”.

As the process for international students who wish to study in the United States requires that a prospective student already be admitted to an American institution before they can apply for a student visa, these institutions then, in reality, work in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that only the best and the brightest are permitted into the United States. Once they are accepted, the school issues Form I-20 to the student, who is then able to apply for a student visa.

The United States hosts more international students than any other country in the world with approximately 1.2 million students. With such a generous foreign student system, it is important that we take every effort to ensure its integrity. As it stands, certain foreign students could fraudulently gain the upper-hand in college admissions by high test scores due to being prepared by these dishonest test-prep centers, thus limiting the options of those students who took the test honestly.

As a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, and as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, I am greatly concerned about the ramifications of this cheating on the integrity of our student visa program and the quality of our higher education system.

Therefore, I respectfully request that you provide answers to the following questions:

  • How many institutions continue to rely on SAT scores in their admissions process?
  • Does DHS have any estimates on how many students may have entered the U.S. with faulty test scores?
  • What measures is DHS taking to encourage and incentivize institutions to maintain high standards regarding admissions criteria for foreign students?
  • How can Congress offer assistance to strengthen the student visa system to ensure that the most-qualified and best-prepared students gain admission?

Thank you for your consideration of this important matter. I look forward to hearing from you on the best ways we can work together to foster integrity in our immigration and education systems.

Sincerely, 

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Rep. Salmon Asks DHS to Protect Student Visas from International Abuse

2016/04/27

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.

“America has always welcomed the best and the brightest students from abroad into our nation to study at some of the finest schools in the world.  Unfortunately, recent reports show unscrupulous ‘test prep’ organizations and dishonest students abroad have been gaming the system—cheating on the SAT to gain admission to American schools (and with it an American student visa).

“While it’s not the purpose of the federal government to intervene in the private affairs of American corporations, in light of the refusal of the private sector to secure its tests (or colleges to demand they do so), I believe it’s time for the Department of Homeland Security to look into new and better ways to secure our nation, and our visa system, from those who seek to gain admittance to the United States through dishonesty and deceit.”

Background: Recently, in a two-part investigation, Reuters reported the thriving SAT “test preparation” industry that has allegedly exploited weaknesses in the SAT test security to generate answer keys to upcoming tests (Part 1, Part 2).  It has also been reported that, despite documentation of many concerns about the security of test administration in Asia, the College Board still has yet to secure the test internationally, thus providing unscrupulous individuals the ability and means to game the American education and visa system.

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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Rep. Salmon Applauds Passage of the Email Privacy Act

2016/04/27

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.

“Americans have suffered suspicionless government intrusion into their personal emails for far too long.  Our message, as a Congress and as a people, needs to be clear: Get A Warrant.  With today’s unanimous, 419-0, passage of the Email Privacy Act, the House sends just that message.  I look forward to this bill’s consideration in the Senate, and it’s prompt adoption into law.”

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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Opening Statement - Advancing U.S. Interests: Examining the President’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal for Afghanistan and Pakistan

2016/04/27

Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement
As Prepared for Delivery
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittees on Asia and the Pacific, Middle East and North Africa
Advancing U.S. Interests: Examining the President’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 10:00 am

Thank you, Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen for working with me to convene this important joint subcommittee hearing on U.S. foreign assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan.  As we all know, Afghanistan and Pakistan make up one of the most complex foreign policy and security challenges we have.  Subsequently, they are also one of the largest recipients of U.S. foreign assistance.   But even after the billions of dollars we have spent following the 9/11 attacks, I still have serious concerns about the Administration’s strategy for the region, about the effectiveness and efficiency of our aid programs, and about our partner governments’ alignment with our interests and values.  

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, I will focus my remarks on Pakistan, which presents a number of difficulties for our foreign assistance relationship. Conduct by the Pakistani government raises serious doubts about the country’s trustworthiness as a partner for peace and change in the region and too often they seem to do the bare minimum to keep the money flowing without committing to real change.  Today, I look forward to hearing from our Administration witnesses about the value of our programs in the region, and their strategies for meaningful and lasting improvements.

One area of concern in Pakistan is Foreign Military Financing (FMF).  FMF has been a contentious topic in Congress recently, especially with the Administration’s recent attempt to subsidize with taxpayer dollars the sale of F-16s to Pakistan—fortunately an effort paused by the Senate.  Many Members of Congress, including me, seriously question the judgment and timing of such a sale. Additionally, India-Pakistan tensions remain elevated, and some question whether the F-16s could ultimately be used against India or other regional powers, rather than the terrorists as Pakistan has asserted. I would ask the panel to clarify the underlying purpose and timing of the intended sale and how it is in the best interest of the United States.

Despite giving Pakistan enormous amounts of counterterror assistance over the years—over $25 billion since 9/11—terrorist organizations continue to operate with impunity in Pakistan.  Pakistan has used terror as a tool of statecraft, and terrorist proxy groups for the Pakistani military have carried out fatal attacks inside India. The Pakistani Taliban is showing signs of unification; Pakistan argues that this may work to its advantage, but the United States maintains that this is detrimental to regional security efforts.  This is just one example of how Pakistan’s priorities and values regarding terrorist groups are seriously misaligned with our own.  In another instance of our priorities not aligning, the Pakistanis are still holding Dr. Afridi, who aided the United States in finding and eliminating Bin Laden, on dubious charges.  Like many of my colleagues, I am deeply disappointed that we have not been able to find a solution to his imprisonment.   I look forward to hearing the panel’s comments on these issues.

USAID has prioritized health and education programs in Pakistan.  An example of the challenges that exist was demonstrated last week when the police escorts of health care workers distributing vaccines were killed.   Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only places in the world with an ongoing polio endemic and, according to Pakistan’s own press, upwards of 45% of Pakistanis are intellectually stunted due to malnutrition.  While this number is distressing in and of itself, it also has the potential to add to the region’s instability and should remain a top priority for our aid efforts.

After spending billions in U.S. aid in Afghanistan and Pakistan it is important to ask:  exactly how much leverage has our investment really bought us?  Are we undermining our own security interests by supporting a military that props up terrorists?  Have we bolstered the wrong leaders, complicating meaningful reform efforts?  We have not always focused on this “carrot” approach to aid in Pakistan; in the 90s, we tried the “stick” approach with sanctions, which were largely ineffective at curbing Pakistan’s nuclear programs.  But the “stick” approach after 9/11 did work, at least for a time, resulting in the capture of some notorious terrorists.   I am concerned that our current strategy lacks resolve and clarity and as a result, taxpayer dollars are not being used in a way that furthers our national security interests and protects our citizens.  I look to our panel’s testimony and justification for both the nearly $2 billion in funding this year and the strategy for these relationships going forward.  

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Rep. Salmon Introduces Third Shrink Our Spending Bill to Cut Duplicative Stress Study

2016/04/21

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. Salmon released the following statement:

“Americans are very stressed, and who could blame them?  Our nation is drowning in debt, what is soon to be over 20 trillion dollars of it, and our representatives in Congress refuse to deny the spending requests of any government freeloader.  In today’s example of government waste, the NSF spent nearly $150,000 last year for a researcher to uncover why social interactions about politics are stressful.  The worst part?  This study is duplicative because the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation had previously released a wide-ranging survey on this very topic.”

Background: The National Science Foundation last year awarded a $149,000 grant for a researcher to better understand which facets of social interaction about politics are most stress-inducing, for which kinds of people, and in which contexts. A previous study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation already released a wide-ranging survey on this topic.

Background on Rep. Salmon’s SOS Initiative:

In 2014, Rep. Salmon began a program to identify and cut wasteful spending government-wide, because he knew every federal department, office, and agency has wasteful spending within their budgets.  The program was called the “Shrink Our Spending” Initiative and aimed at finding $ 1.5 billion in wasteful spending.  In 2015, the initiative identified and cut over $3 billion in government waste.

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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Rep. Salmon Fights to Better Prepare Student Borrowers

2016/04/21

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.

“When entering freshmen are provided paperwork entitling them to borrow thousands of taxpayer dollars, study after study shows these students know little about the liability they are taking on with their signatures. Student loan debt has ballooned in recent years, and with roughly 40% of student borrowers not making payments on their federal student loans, the integrity of this program is at stake. Furthermore, the fact that these loans are backstopped by government insurance means taxpayers will ultimately be on the hook.  Ensuring students are well-versed in basic financial literacy should be a priority before lending.  My bill would make it so.”

Background: The Financial Literacy for Financial Aid Act strengthens and broadens the information provided to federal student loan borrowers through their student loan entrance counseling. In addition to what is currently required by law, the Department of Education would be obligated to provide basic financial literacy information including: Basic Personal Finance, Financial Goal Setting, Taxes, Retirement Planning, Spending Plans and Banking Resources, Credit, Financial Recovery, and Charitable Giving.

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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Reps. Salmon and DeSantis Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Hold Washington Accountable

2016/04/20

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. The 28th Amendment will ensure that we remain a nation in which all citizens are equal under the law.

“Americans know full well that Congress refuses to hold itself accountable.  They saw what Congress tried to do when it forced Obamacare on the public while attempting to exempt itself.  This must end,” said Rep. Salmon (AZ-05). “This very necessary amendment would ensure that Congress always lives under the same rules as Main Street, and that no American need fear a law that doesn’t apply equally to their representatives in Washington.”

“Members of Congress are supposed to serve the American people, not act as an elite class exempt from the laws they pass,” said Rep. DeSantis (FL-06). “I applaud Congressman Salmon for his leadership in this effort to restore accountability to Capitol Hill.”

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Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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Opening Statement - FY 2017 Budget Priorities for East Asia and the Pacific

2016/04/19

Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement
As Prepared for Delivery
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
FY 2017 Budget Priorities for East Asia and the Pacific
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm

Good afternoon. Today, the Subcommittee examines the Administration’s fiscal year 2017 budget request for the East Asia and the Pacific region.  As we continue into what some are calling the “Asian Century,” U.S. annual expenditures for East Asia and the Pacific are more and more important.  Having lived in and travelled extensively throughout Asia, I firmly believe this region is driving the world’s future.  Our trade with Asia last year was more than $1.4 trillion, and 40 percent of the world’s trade passes through the South China Sea alone.  The Obama Administration has pushed the efforts of its “Asia Rebalance” to facilitate U.S. engagement in the region in both security and economic advancement.  Yet, even after all of the Administration’s rhetoric, this bureau remains the second smallest of State’s six regional bureaus.  While an increase in high-level, regional attention is important, the day-to-day resources on the ground must match the commitment.  I look forward to the witnesses’ justification of this discrepancy today.

Most Members of Congress agree with the Administration’s call for greater engagement with the Asia-Pacific region to stimulate closer integration among our allies and partners and to promote democracy and the rule of law.  Congress must play an important role in this conversation and it is imperative—especially in light of our continuing fiscal challenges—that U.S. investment in the region be both effective and efficient.

Clearly, the Asia-Pacific region faces enormous challenges. In a speech given earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter outlined the five main challenges that the United States faces today. Two of them are situated in the Asia-Pacific: the continued provocations of North Korea’s rogue regime, and the threat that the South China Sea—one of the world’s busiest waterways—could be militarized. Secretary Carter went on to describe the region as “the single, most consequential region of the world for America's future.”

On North Korea, I commend Chairman Royce’s leadership in increasing sanctions on this rogue regime.   I was proud to join him in that effort and now I am eager to see the implementation of this important new law.  China’s actions in the South China Sea continue to raise the risk of conflict while simultaneously jeopardizing international rights, freedoms, and order.  As China continues its alarming trend of militarizing the South China Sea, the United States must be firm in its resolve to support international norms.  While I support the freedom of navigation exercises recently conducted by the U.S. Navy, I would like to see even more strategic clarity from the Administration on the issue of the South China Sea to ensure international norms and the rule of law are followed. 

Resourcing diplomatic and development responses to such challenges can be especially difficult in this region because strategic priorities do not always map directly to budgetary priorities.   We must work closely with our regional partners, who continue calls for our assistance on issues like the South China Sea through programs such as the five-year Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative, which seeks to foster regional stability by improving the maritime capabilities of our partners. I hope to hear from our panel more about this initiative and others specific to the South China Sea conflict.

The region faces a plethora of additional challenges, from the growing threat of radical Islamist terrorist organizations and the influence of ISIS, to the difficulty of establishing a region-wide system of trade rules that are free, fair, and uphold high-standards.   Our trade agreements help strengthen institutions and the rule of law while deepening our ties with our trading partners and regional allies.  I continue to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and believe it will ultimately assist in regional economic trade activity, heighten regional trade standards and promote increase economic growth for both the U.S. and our trading partners.  I am interested to hear the panel’s thoughts on utilizing development assistance funding to bring non-TPP member states closer to TPP standards.

Today, we will discuss the many challenges and opportunities we face in the region and the Administration’s commitment to the Rebalance in the context of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request for the East Asia and Pacific region. Given the heightened challenges of the region, the United States must fully commit by increasing integration amongst our allies and partners and continuing to promote peace and democracy. Making sure we undertake these missions from a place of organization, efficiency, and effectiveness is equally important, so I am grateful for our witnesses’ willingness to join us today. 

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Rep. Salmon Introduces Bill to Prevent IRS-Aided Tax Refund Fraud

2016/04/15

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.

“Earlier this year, I inquired about the steps the IRS was taking to fight tax refund fraud—a form of identity theft and a growing problem in the United States.  I’m still waiting on a response.  One thing is clear; the IRS is not doing enough to close a loophole in a refund option that is rife with abuse.  My bill would require the IRS to verify the taxpayer’s identity, either over the phone or online, when the taxpayer requests their refund via a prepaid debit card.  It’s a surprisingly simple way to combat a clear and present danger to the integrity of our tax system.”

Background:  In 2012, the Treasury Department predicted that by 2016, the IRS would have lost $21 billion due to identity refund fraud.  What is startling about the use of prepaid debit cards is that criminals have used this method to receive many fraudulent returns.  One criminal made millions of dollars before he was finally apprehended by federal authorities, using only the Social Security numbers of American taxpayers.

Currently, the IRS only requires this verification for accounts that raise red flags, leaving a lot of room for criminals to abuse the system and rip off law-abiding taxpayers. This bill would ensure that returns seeking prepaid debit card refunds are all verified by the IRS, with the taxpayer providing information from their prior- and current-year tax return submission.

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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Rep. Salmon Floor Speech Honoring Laura Knaperek

2016-03-17 13:03:40


Rep. Salmon interview with KTAR News

2016-01-13 22:18:55


Rep. Salmon interview with Mike Broomhead

2016-01-13 21:48:59


Interview with Mike Broomhead 1/7/16

2016-01-08 20:46:34


5th Anniversary of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords Shooting

2016-01-08 20:16:01


Rep. Salmon joins the Sean Hannity Show

2015-12-10 15:23:53


Interview with Mike Broomhead 12/09/2015

2015-12-09 21:28:04


Rep. Salmon talks with Mike Broomhead about the recent Speaker of the House election

2015-10-30 20:50:36


Interview with Mike Broomhead 10.22.15

2015-10-22 18:59:01


Interview with Mike Broomhead 10.09.15

2015-10-15 14:45:58


Rep. Salmon Joins Sean Hannity to Discuss Illegal Alien Criminals Released into Arizona

2015-08-21 13:17:16


Rep. Salmon on Cavuto Coast to Coast Discussing DHS' Release of Three Illegal Alien Criminals

2015-08-21 01:23:03


Rep. Matt Salmon Questions Secs. Kerry, Lew, and Moniz About the President's Bad Deal with Iran

2015-07-30 19:43:24


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

2015-07-27 15:28:01


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

2015-07-22 20:22:23


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

2015-07-16 15:18:04


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

2015-07-09 15:48:30


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

2015-07-07 22:14:11


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

2015-07-07 16:34:30


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

2015-07-02 22:15:07


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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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