Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon

ARIZONA's 5th DISTRICT

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

2015/05/29

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement upon word that Secretary Kerry had removed Cuba from the State Department’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list.

“When word of this ridiculous plan first came to light, I harshly criticized an administration more concerned with politics than protecting Americans. 

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Shrinking our Spending and Recognizing Our Veterans

2015/05/22

This week I introduced my third Shrink our Spending bill designed to defund the EPA’s BEACH Act Grants.  In 2000, the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act (BEACH Act) was signed into law to assist state and local health officials in developing and implementing beach monitoring programs at our nation’s beaches.  Since 2001, EPA has made available nearly 130 million in

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SOS #3 - EPA's Beach Grant Program

2015/05/21

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the third bill in his Shrink our Spending Initiative that will highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the EPA’s BEACH Act programs, Salmon released the following statement:

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Rep. Salmon Introduces Third SOS Bill to Defund EPA’s BEACH Act Grants

2015/05/21

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the third bill in his Shrink our Spending Initiative that will highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the EPA’s BEACH Act programs, Salmon released the following statement:

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Rep. Salmon Recognizes President’s East Valley “E” Award Winners

2015/05/18

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement in honor of local Arizona businesses receiving the President’s prestigious “E” Award in recognition of their significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.

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Funding our National Defense and Protecting Children

2015/05/15

This week marked the second bill in my Shrink our Spending Initiative.  On Thursday, I introduced a bill to defund the National Labor Relations Board.  The U.S. Department of Justice already ensures our labor laws are properly enforced, and does so in a far more professional and nonpartisan manner than the favoritism shown to Big Labor by the NLRB.  In the most recent appropriations legislation, the NLRB received $274,224,000 of your tax dollars.  You can keep track of my SOS initiative on my website at http://salmon.house.gov/sos.

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SOS #2 - National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

2015/05/15

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced his second bill in his newly reintroduced Shrink our Spending Initiative that will highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Salmon released the following statement:

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Rep. Salmon Introduces Second Bill to Shrink our Spending

2015/05/15

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced his second bill in his newly reintroduced Shrink our Spending Initiative that will highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Salmon released the following statement:

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Rep. Salmon Comments on Vote to Review the President’s Agreement with Iran

2015/05/14

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.

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Chairman Salmon Leads Congressional Delegation Visit to Hong Kong

2015/05/09

Hong Kong – Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Rep. Matt Salmon led a bipartisan delegation to Hong Kong with Rep. Alan Lowenthal and Rep. Tom Emmer. The delegation, all Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, met with various officials in the Hong Kong government, members of the Legislative Council, former government officials, and the American business community.

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Washington, DC 20515
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Fax 202-226-4386
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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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