Rep. Salmon Statement on House Passage of Trade Promotion Authority
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2146, the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act.
“Trade Promotion Authority is not a final trade agreement. It is a bill that sets forth the negotiating process that the United States needs to reach a truly beneficial arrangement with other emerging national economies.
“I voted today to ensure the President and his administration are both accountable and transparent, and to ensure that all our citizens have the opportunity to read the final results of any trade deal for 60 days before Congress votes on it. I voted in support of TPA to give the President objectives, rather than letting him negotiate in secret, and with only his own priorities to guide him. MORE
Rep. Salmon Introduces Sixth Shrink our Spending (SOS) Bill
Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the sixth Shrink our Spending Initiative bill focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the EPA’s Science and Technology Fund, Salmon released the following statement: MORE
Salmon and Hastings Introduce Bill to Ensure Success in Higher Education
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20) introduced the Assuring Quality Outcomes in Higher Education Act, which would require the Department of Education to conduct an impact analysis on any income- or employment-based measures of quality in higher education before promulgating regulations. Upon introduction, they released the following statement.
“The Department of Education seems intent on limiting choices for students with arbitrary rules developed without the appropriate level of scrutiny,” said Rep. Salmon, “Our bill would provide the Department of Education the guidance they need to develop and implement regulations in line with the needs of American students and the expectations of the American people.” MORE