Friday, June 19, 2015

Arizona Rep Matt Salmon-Bills Introduced-Statements-Press Releases- Video

Congressman  Matt Salmon
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
Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement at Hearing on China’s Rise: The Strategic Impact of Its Economic and Military Growth
Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement
As Prepared for Delivery
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
“China’s Rise: The Strategic Impact of Its Economic and Military Growth”
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
We can hardly discuss any major foreign policy issue without “China” coming up. Indeed, questions about China are on the top of everyone’s minds. How stable is the Communist Party regime? How does China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea affect prospects for peace or conflict? How can we deter China from hacking into our networks and stealing vital national security and economic information? Does China’s activity reflect its growing global ambition, or is it driven by domestic concerns for stability and security? What are the consequences of a slowdown of the Chinese economic machine on the U.S. economy?

China is at a crossroads: its quest for development and global influence has come at the high cost of alienating partners and allies alike. There are cracks in the foundation, and imbalances remain politically, economically, and militarily. China cannot forsake and undermine the same international order that has helped incubate its rise to prominence. It cannot forget the agreements it should honor, nor the spirit in which they were made. I look forward to discussing these issues as I welcome our distinguished witnesses who have traveled from as far as New York and Hong Kong to be here today.A live stream of the hearing is available at: