Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon

ARIZONA's 5th DISTRICT

America has a taxing problem.

2015/04/17

This week was tax week, the deadline for hard working Americans to file their tax returns so that the U.S. Government will return to them the money they took from their paychecks over the past year.  As government spends more, so too does it tax more, and tax week reminds us yet again that major reforms are needed.

On Wednesday, I sent out a video update highlighting the efforts I’ve made over the last year to reform our tax code.  If you missed it, click below for a copy of the video.

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Reps. Salmon and Engel Reintroduce Drug Policy Review Bill

2015/04/16

WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Eliot L.

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Chairman Matt Salmon Introduces Legislation to Allow Taiwan Entrance to INTERPOL

2015/04/16

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today introduced legislation that would promote Taiwan’s participation as an observer in International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL.

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Rep. Salmon Statement on Cuba’s Removal from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List

2015/04/14

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement upon word that President Barack Obama plans to remove Cuba from the State Department’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list.

“When politics drives policy, you get some really bad policy—and that’s what’s happening here.  The President is singularly focused on undermining America’s standing in the world and turning his back on the democratic values we hold dear.

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Rep. Matt Salmon Statement on the Passing of Former Arizona Governor Raul Hector Castro

2015/04/10

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the passing of former Arizona Governor Raul Hector Castro.

“Arizona mourns the passing of former Governor Raul Hector Castro. Governor Castro’s contributions to the state have helped make Arizona the great state that we love and respect today.  His service to the United States of America as Ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia, and Argentina will always be remembered. He was truly a great example of American leadership.”

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Subcommittee Chairman Matt Salmon Statement on the 36th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act

2015/04/08

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement on the 36th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act.

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Subcommittee Chairman Matt Salmon Statement on the Murder of Bangladeshi Blogger Washiqur Rahman

2015/04/03

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement after hearing word of the murder of a Bangladeshi blogger.

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Rep. Salmon Statement on Framework for Final Nuclear Deal with Iran

2015/04/02

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement upon hearing word that a framework agreement was reached addressing Iran’s nuclear program.

“Since these discussions were first started, I have maintained that the idea of openly engaging Iran with negotiations that will, in any way, allow them to develop their nuclear program are useless.  From early reports, that is exactly what we’ve learned of today.

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Finally, a budget for the United States!

2015/03/27

This week the House took action to establish a budget for the United States.  Such an action shouldn’t be cause for celebration, but with the Senate’s refusal to take up spending bills over the last 6 years, the fact that we are once again being responsible with our nation’s finances is suddenly noteworthy.

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Statement by Representative Matt Salmon on the Fallout of the Obama Administration’s Negotiations with Terrorists

2015/03/25

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after hearing that the U.S. Government will charge Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.

“When word first broke that the U.S. Government had not only negotiated with terrorists, but agreed to trade five high-ranking Taliban militants for his release, I was outraged.  The singular effect of this ghastly exchange was to put American lives around the world at greater risk.

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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.


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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